18-year-old signs until 2017Scotland youth international midfielder Jake Sheppard has signed his first professional contract with the Royals.
The 18-year-old has made excellent progress in our Academy, and has signed until the summer of 2017.
He scored with his first touch for Scotland u17s last year, and also made headlines in this campaign with an incredible 70-yard goal for our under 18s.
Born just down the Thames from Reading in Chertsey, Jake has continued to develop under the tutelage of Eamonn Dolan, Lee Herron, David Dodds et al and we look forward to him making more strides this season.
Earlier this week fellow midfielder Lewis Collins and goalkeeper George Legg also signed their first pro deals, while Tariqe Fosu put pen to paper until 2017.