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Watch: Young pros discuss new contracts and the year ahead…

4 July 2016

Young players talk about their new deals with Reading

No less than 15 young players put pen to paper on professional deals with Reading in the last fortnight – some of them renewing their deals, while others were penning their very first contracts as members of the senior squad.

We caught up with a few of them while the ink was still wet…

Goalkeeper George Legg on becoming a family man, learning from the likes of Dave Beasant and Ali Al-Habsi, and an amazing FA Cup experience on loan at Chesham last year...

Full-back Shane Griffin on the chance to work under a well-esteemed defender in Jaap Stam, and reflecting on playing domestically and internationally with the Under-21s.

Defender Sean Long reflects on playing competitive first-team football during loans with Luton Town and Braintree Town and coming close to earning promotion.

Scotland Under-19 international Zak Jules on his ambitions and targets for the next 12 months, representing his nation on tour and stepping into our Under-21 setup.

Midfielder Aaron Kuhl on getting braced for pre-season and a great learning experience north of the border with Dundee United last season.

Goalie Lewis Ward on getting into our Under-21 setup, the goalkeepers union at Reading, and an amazing experience out on loan in Iceland.

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