The 2017/18 campaign has been a difficult one for Reading in the Sky Bet Championship, with the Royals failing to build on last season’s success.
Jaap Stam has departed the Madejski Stadium with Reading facing a relegation battle, with Paul Clement now the man in-charge of the Royals.
Reading are still threatened by relegation in the Championship, but should have enough to survive the drop in the coming weeks.
Should Reading survive, which is expected, Clement’s attention will turn to a huge summer, where he will be tasked with patching up a broken squad, who have fallen from promotion contenders to relegation candidates in 12 months.
The summer transfer window is going to be a big one for Clement, who will want to add some real quality at the Madejski Stadium.
One player who we believe he will be looking for an upgrade on is Dave Edwards, who has struggled to have a positive impact in blue and white following his summer arrival.
Here is a look at FOUR midfielders we believe would be an upgrade…