Young Royal on new contract
Jordan Obita has signaled his delight at penning a new contract with the Royals, but believes his latest deal won’t dent his determination to keep progressing at Madejski Stadium.
The 20-year-old winger joined Sean Morrison and Academy players Martin Kuhl and Jack Stacey in agreeing new deals earlier this week, extending a stay at Hogwood Park that began over a decade ago in the club’s youth system.
It feels great to sign another contract at Reading, a club I’ve been at since I was eight years old. That’s 11 years going through the ranks – so getting into the first team is great,” said Obita.
“I knew this was my last year, I wanted to show the manager what I could do to get another contract. This football club has changed massively in the last four or five years, players like Royston who has played for Real Madrid, Wayne Bridge for Chelsea have come in. The club is bigger and more well-known than it was before. Now I just want to get more goals for the club and more appearances. That’s my aim for the season.”
The next opportunity for Jordan to build on his promising Royals career will come at the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend, as Nigel Adkins’ squad travel to take on Huddersfield Town.
“We lost last weekend, now we want to come back with a win. I’ve never played at the ground before, but as a rule I like to focus more on myself than on the opposition. It’ll be a tough test but we’re ready and confident.”