Reading FC conceded some really sloppy goals last season, and bolstering the defence will be high on the list of new manager Jaap Stam.
A tough, no-nonsense defender in his playing days, Stam will look to add some steel and passion into a back line that lacked leadership and organisation at times this season.
Anton Ferdinand was released at the end of the season, leaving the Royals with just Irish international Paul McShane and England Under-21 international Jake Cooper, as well as Niall Keown as centre back options.
In the full-back positions Jordan Obita had a sub-par, injury-hit season and Andrew Taylor will be returning to Wigan after his loan spell expired.
Chris Gunter has been performing relatively well for Wales at Euro 2016 but has failed to replicate that form at club level, and Tennai Watson isn’t ready for the first team just yet.
Here is the dream defence under Jaap Stam at Reading next season……..