Date of birth
A midfielder cultured by our very own Academy; East has flourished within the U23s over the last couple of seasons.
He scored his first goal in 2016 against Leicester in PL2 and was the only ever-present player in the U23s 2017-18 PL2 campaign as well as the Premier League International Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy.
A mainstay within the U23s journey throughout the International Cup, East played in games against Sparta Prague, Feyenoord and Bayern Munich in the semi-final stage of the competition.
Nominated for the PL2 Player of the Month for September, consistent performances at the highest level earned him his first senior call up – a FA Cup clash at the Theatre of Dreams.
Just nine days later he was again on the scoresheet for the U23s against Wolves to complete the comeback for Scott Marshall’s men and send them top of the table.
In March he made his full debut for Jose Gomes’ Royals when he was called into the starting eleven to face Leeds United at Madejski Stadium.
Alongside his senior team unveiling, East netted on two occasions for the U23’s, making 25(+1) appearances during the season.