Reading FC have always been a club that revolves around its talented youth academy, and with former Jung Ajax manager Jaap Stam having taken over as manager, what better time for the youngsters at Reading Football Club to really shine through and stake a claim for a first team spot.
There have been several young players who have come through the academy at Reading and gone on to achieve great things.
The Royals can count the likes of Iceland and Swansea midfield maestro Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ireland and Southampton striker Shane Long and his teammate Charlie Austin among the ranks of current Premier League players who came out of the academy.
There are several extremely talented young players in the current crop of youngsters, including the likes of George Evans, who was brought in from Manchester City for free in a shock January transfer coup.
Here are 3 youngsters Stam just has to use next season……