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‘They can do better’ – Reading FC weighing up transfer swoop for League One midfielder: Opinion

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Reading are said to be rivalling QPR and Millwall to the potential signing of Scunthorpe midfielder, Josh Morris according to HITC Sport. 

Morris is out of contract in the summer, and is highly unlikely to remain with the League One club who were relegated to League Two on the final day of this year’s league campaign.

The midfielder was a rare bright spark in a disappointing season with The Iron and he’ll be keen to have his long-term future resolved at the earliest of opportunities.

Morris had five goals and six assists in just 19 appearances for Scunthorpe, and a number of Championship clubs are seemingly impressed by his performances of late.

It’s no surprise to see Reading keeping tabs on his contract situation, with the Royals needing to add depth to their midfield ranks, with Lewis Baker and Ovie Ejaria returning to Chelsea and Liverpool from their loan spells in Berkshire.

But would Morris be a good signing for Jose Gomes’ side next season?

We discuss….

Jacob Potter: 

“This could be a smart signing by the Royals.

“Reading are going to be restricted financially this season, which will mean that they are likely to be in the market for free agents who can cut it in the Championship.

“Morris would be a gamble but he could provide the creative threat that Reading will be lacking now that Lewis Baker has departed the club.”

Chris Gallagher: 

“I think they can do better.

“Morris has a very good record in League One over the years, so you can understand why the Royals are interested.

“However, he hasn’t proven himself at this level and the 27-year-old isn’t an untested kid. It would be a slightly underwhelming deal for Reading.”

Toby Wilding: 

“This has the potential to be a good move for Reading.

“Morris has been a standout player for Scunthorpe and you wonder how different things could have been for them had he been available for the full season.

“Reading could be set to benefit from the fact he wasn’t, though it should be noted that Morris has yet to get a full season in the second tier under his belt, so this could still be a bit of an unknown.”

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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