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Morrison pens new deal

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14:42 2nd October 2012

Defender extends stay to 2016

Defender Sean Morrison has agreed a contract extension with the club until the summer of 2016.

The centre back, who arrived at Madejski Stadium from Swindon Town in January 2011, impressed many with a loan spell at Huddersfield Town last season, helping to form a watertight defence and scoring a penalty as the Terriers won promotion to the Championship at Wembley Stadium in May. 

He has made two appearances for Reading to date – scoring on his debut against Charlton and coming off the bench in the 3-2 win over Q.P.R last week, producing a vital block to help send Brian McDermott’s men into the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.

“It’s always nice to sign a new deal, now I’ve got to push on and show all the Reading fans what I can do,” said Morrison.

“I’m improving every day and I think if the manager was to call upon me I’d be ready. Since I’ve been here the gaffer has given me his backing, I know he and the coaching staff believe in me which gives me a load of confidence.”  

Brian McDermott was full of praise for ‘Morro’ following the recent thrilling win at Loftus Road.

“Sean is a player who went out on loan and did really well for us – he’s got the tools to work at his game and be a really good centre half,” he said.

“If he keeps working and keeps doing what he’s doing he’ll be a very, very good defender. I’m sure he will be.” 

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