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Jack Stacey




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Stacey joined our Academy as an eight year-old in 2004, and has gone on to represent our U18s and U21s as well as make his breakthrough into the senior team just last year.

In the 2012/13 season, the Ascot-born winger was an ever present in the U18 side that made the Premier League final against Fulham in May, and progressing through the age groups, he was also a regular for the U21s the following season.

In the Premier League Cup’s foundational term, Stacey and the Royals battled their way through to surprise everyone and reach the dying stages of the competition.

Coming up against the blue of Manchester City in the final, he netted the decisive goal in the second leg, which would see Reading lift the cup at Madejski Stadium, in front of a 4,873 capacity crowd.

In the season that followed, Stacey made his Royals debut against Ipswich in August, being presented as an 89th minute substitute for Jake Taylor.

A brief spell back in the U21s squad saw the midfielder play in several crucial fixtures that would play a part in our Promotion to Premier League Division One come the end of the season.

With the newly appointed Steve Clarke in charge from December, towards the end of the 2014/15 campaign, Stacey made another 2(+3) appearances in a blue and white shirt with his first start coming at Vicarage Road against Watford.

A nasty injury that he picked up early on in the final game against Derby meant that the technically gifted midfielder would require surgery and could miss out on playing a part in the opening game of the 2015/16 season.