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Reading FC should take the plunge and gamble on experienced midfielder with a point to prove

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Reading FC are set for a summer rebuild under Jose Gomes, with the club likely to see a number of changes with FFP restrictions in place. 

We’ve already seen a number of departures in the last month, with the likes of Callum Harriott, Anssi Jaakkola and Paul McShane all departing the Madejski Stadium.

Emiliano Martinez, Lewis Baker, Ovie Ejaria, Matt Miazga and Nelson Oliveira have also left the club after their loan spells concluded at the end of this year’s campaign.

It means that there is a number of positions to fill, with the depth being thin in Gomes’ side at this moment in time as we head towards the summer.

But the Royals have been named as one of the clubs interested in signing out-of-contract Scunthorpe midfielder, Josh Morris ahead of a potential summer swoop according to HITC Sport.

The midfielder has struggled with injuries in recent years, and he’s been limited to just 19 appearances for The Iron, and he was unable to stop them from being relegated to League Two this season.

But when Morris has featured for Scunthorpe this season, he’s certainly made a positive impact, and has been a rare bright spark with five goals to his name.

He’s the type of player that could certainly provide the creative threat that Reading will need next season after Lewis Baker returned to Chelsea.

Without his contribution to Scunthorpe in recent seasons, they would have been relegated way earlier than the final day of this year’s league campaign.

The 27-year-old has been earning raving reviews and could prove to be one of the signings of the season for the Royals if he can adjust to life in the Championship swiftly.

With Morris becoming a free agent in the near future, he’s certainly far better than playing at League Two level, and even though it would be a gamble for the Royals to sign him, given his recent injury troubles, it should be a no-brainer for Gomes.

He’s a player that can unlock defences with ease at times, as well as having an eye for goal which is everything you want from a midfielder.

The Royals need to do everything they can to sign him in the summer, with interest likely to be high in his services.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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