Liam Moore says he wants to continue to build on a sterling first two years with the club, after signing a new contract last week.
The centre-half put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the Royals last week, following a summer of speculation about his future.
Speaking after signing his new terms, Moore said: "I'm delighted, over the summer there's been a lot of speculation and to-ing and fro-ing between my representatives, the club, Brian Tevreden and we've all been pushing for one route - which is to get the contract signed off and just focus on football, so I'm very happy that's the case.
"It was a bit of a whirlwind summer. With a lot of clubs you see there's interest from leagues above, when a serious offer is made clubs will cash in and you're on your way.
"That wasn't the case here, the owners sat me down, spoke about the future of the club - the new training ground that's coming, the new investments that they want to make and see where they see the club is going.
"It was really nice to hear, they see me as a big part of it. I've been here for two years, played a lot of games - my stats don't lie, over 100 games and we're heading in a direction which I like the sound of. We really want to push up and keep going.
"I'm part of it, so I'm very happy."
Having signed from boyhood club Leicester City in 2016, Moore has firmly established himself in the Royals' setup and has been virtually ever-present since.
He recently reached the 100-appearance landmark for the club, almost two years to the week since he became a Royal.
Moore spoke of his pride in reaching the century milestone so quickly, adding: "When I signed I spoke about needing games, wanting to prove my worth and I believe I've done that to a certain extent.
"I'm not one to rest on my laurels, I really want to kick on. I'm very thankful to the club for the contract, for the future they've mapped out for the club and myself, I want to kick on again and keep improving."