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Tennai Watson




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Tennai Watson is a talented young full-back and an Academy product who featured heavily for the U21s during 2015/16 that saw Martin Kuhl’s side finish 9th in the top tier of the Barclays U21 Premier League.

The defender started in a number of key victories for the Royals throughout the campaign, including the 1-0 victory over Leicester City at Hogwood Park, a 2-0 away win against Everton and a closely fought 3-2 win over Middlesbrough.    

The young full-back was part of the U18s side that reached the FA Youth Cup semi-final back in 2014, narrowly losing out over two legs to Fulham two years ago. 

Tennai started training with the Royals first team in April 2016 and was given squad number 43 ahead of the Sky Bet Championship clash against Leeds at Elland Road. The defender was then named on the bench for three of the last four first team games that season.

Watson made his professional debut as a 66th minute substitute for Jordan Obita in a 1-0 home win over Preston North End on the opening day of the 2016-17 season and continued to feature in the first team squad on a regular basis throughout the season.