Summer loan signing Saeid Ezatolahi has settled in quickly since making the move from Russian outfit FC Rostov - and made an impressive debut in our 3-0 win last weekend against Hull City.
"First, I want to say hello to our fans!" said Ezatolahi. "I’m so glad to be here and to have joined this club.
"I’m really excited to be here. The people here are like my family – the players, coaches and staff. I’m so happy to be here and I hope things will go right for us, and that we can make our fans happy.
"For me, this move has been perfect – the people here make me happy because they come to me and welcome me here, like a real family.
"Now I want to help my teammates and this club. I want to do my best for this club."
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His move to Berkshire hasn't gone unnoticed in his homeland.
Our social media has been positively flooded with welcome messages from his compatriots - the Royals' presence is growing in Iran!
"In my country, people love football!" he continued. "And that’s why when I moved here, everyone started to follow Reading.
"They ask me about the club and the situation here. I hope they will become fans of Reading and come to visit us here and see our games."
On purely footballing terms, he made his presence felt within four minutes. It was his glancing header against Hull that forced a save, which Sam Baldock turned in on the rebound... the first in a 3-0 win against the Tigers.
And now, onto the next this weekend against Brentford.
"I was really happy with my debut; I was really excited for my first game and it was good to get a win and play well.
"It was a good start for me, but I want to keep going, for me and my teammates. Hopefully we can keep going and move up the table.
"The tempo is very different here compared to in Russia. I felt the big difference in my first match. But that’s good for me; I’m young and I need to learn, so it’s a good step and a good challenge.
"We have a game this weekend against Brentford, and they have done very well in their recent games. We will have to work hard and I hope that we can make our fans happy and get the win. We need the win so that we can keep climbing the table."