On loan from Chelsea, central-defender Matt Miazga becomes the fifth recruit of the January transfer window.
Joining on Friday Morning on loan until the end of the season, Miazga joins Reading off the back of a loan spell with FC Nantes in the French Ligue 1 and has also had previous experience in Holland with Vitesse and in the US with New York Red Bulls, before joining Chelsea in 2016.
Born in America, Miazga is no stranger to the English system and is delighted to get going in the Championship with Reading.
“I’m very excited to be here,” Miazga explained.
“It’s a very well-known club in the UK. I had a chat with my friend Danny Williams, who played here before, and he told me a bit about the club and their past.
“I have always kept track of the Championship because I have a lot of friends and former teammates who play in it.
“Obviously, I have seen the position that we are in, but this is football and we’ve got to keep fighting and keep working.
“I know that there is a good team here already with a good manager and a new, exciting style to keep building on. I’m excited to be a part of it and help the team get what is most important and that is victories.”
Upon arriving at Hogwood this morning, there was no time to rest for the newest addition to José Gomes’ side, as he was straight out for training alongside the rest of the team.
Already, Miazga has had a number of conversations with the manager and he says that it was the playing style and project as a whole that attracted him to signing for Reading.
Miazga went on to say: “I’ve had a few conversations with the manager so far about the style of the play and what he wants from me. I like the project that is happening here.
“I want to help the team in any way that I can and ultimately the goal is for us to get as many victories as we can.
“I already know Lewis Baker from Vitesse and from Chelsea. I’m looking forward now to getting to know all the players and fight for the badge.
“I know the challenge, but it’s one that both myself and the team are looking forward to.The only thing that matters is winning football games.”