Reading are set for an interesting summer transfer window ahead, with a number of players heading towards the final few months of their contracts at the Madejski Stadium.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to see the likes of Sone Aluko and Sam Baldock heading for the exit door, as Veljko Paunovic’s plans towards the future with younger players.
One player that could be part of that future is Jökull Andresson, although the Reading goalkeeper’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Andresson has been with the club since 2017, but is yet to feature for the club’s first-team, with the shot-stopper spending time out on loan with a number of clubs in the EFL to gain experience of senior football.
With Rafael and Luke Southwood being Reading’s first-choice options between the posts in the senior squad this term, it didn’t come as a surprise to see Veljko Paunovic sanction a temporary move away from the Madejski Stadium for Andresson.
The Icelander headed back to one of his former club’s in Exeter City for the remainder of the 2020/21 league campaign, and it’s safe to say that he’s wasted no time at all in settling in at his new club.
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Exeter City are currently sat eighth in the League Two table, and Andresson will be hoping he can play his part in the club’s bid for promotion into League One this term, which remains a real possibility if they can string together a positive run of results from now until the end of the campaign.
Andresson has established himself as a firm fans favourite at St James Park relatively quickly, and has caught the eye with a number of impressive displays between the posts for the Grecians.
He has kept nine clean sheets in 24 appearances for the club so far, and will fancy his chances of adding to that tally as the season progresses.
Speaking in a recent interview, Andresson admitted that he would be welcome to a return to Exeter City beyond this season, which will be pleasing to hear for their supporters.
“I love playing for the club, I love being here on loan and being with everyone, the only thing that’s missing is the fans.
“I adore this club and you never know what happens. If we go up, I would love to come here again but even if we don’t go up, we’ll just see what happens.”
It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for Andresson, but it would certainly come as a surprise if Reading weren’t to offer him a new contract in the summer, especially after such a strong second-half of the season with Exeter City this term.
Andresson and his Exeter City team-mates are set to return to action on Good Friday, when they take on Port Vale, in what could potentially be a tricky test.