The last five years has contained a lot for Reading FC, including a Championship winning season, one in the Premier League and a 19th place finish in the Championship.
It was 2011-12 when the club won the second tier title for the second time seven years, earning promotion, before crashing straight back down in 19th place.
The season that followed was good, but they could only manage 7th place and narrowly missed out on an opportunity of immediate promotion back to the top-flight via the play-offs.
Things haven’t been as great lately, with 19th and 17th place finishes being well below the expectations of this club. Most of the joy for the fans has come from the FA Cup, where their side got to the semi-finals and quarter-finals back to back, losing out to Arsenal and Crystal Palace respectively.
Management appointments have been fluid too, with Nigel Adkins, Steve Clarke and Jaap Stam all having stints, in addition to Brian McDermott having two.
Here, in the opinion of FLW’s Ryan Evans, are the best THREE signings that Reading have made in the last five years…