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Osho pens first pro deal

23 September 2015

Youngster signs professional contract

17-year-old Academy defender Gabriel Osho has put pen to paper on his first professional contract with Reading Football Club, meaning he will turn pro when he completes his scholarship at the end of the coming season.

Osho first joined Reading back in 2007 as an Under-9 player, and has worked his way up through the Academy’s youth teams at Hogwood ahead of earning his first pro deal.

The centre-half has penned a deal which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.  He has started all six of our Barclays Under-18 Premier League South fixtures so far this season, and his commanding presence has helped the team to five wins as they currently top the table in a league which includes Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Aston Villa.

Meanwhile midfielder Andy Rinomhota, who joined the Royals as a 17-year-old from AFC Portchester in April, was given permission to represent Billericay Town yesterday evening for a single fixture against Met Police.  He has represented our Under-21 squad twice this season.

Centre-half Rob Dickie has also had his loan spell extended with Cheltenham Town extended for a further month, after featuring regularly since making his debut with a match-winning goal against Barrow.  He has helped the Robins to three clean-sheets in eight games as they have climbed to second in the National League table.

Under-21 midfielder Aaron Kuhl helped Dundee United to the quarter-final of the Scottish League Cup as they triumphed 3-1 after extra time against Dunfermline yesterday evening, although Jake Taylor and Motherwell exited the competition as hosts Greenock Morton were 3-2 extra-time winners in their game.  Craig Tanner has played nine games in six weeks since joining Plymouth on loan, and has found the net twice as they have risen to second in League 2.

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