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Young goalkeeper Jökull Andrésson agrees new Royals deal

Promising Academy graduate commits his future to the club until 2022

22 November 2019

Iceland Under-19 international goalkeeper Jökull Andrésson has put pen to paper on a new contract with the Royals, keeping him in RG2 until the summer of 2022.

Having come through our Academy ranks, Andrésson first agreed to sign a professional contract with the Royals when he turned 17 in August 2018.

A loan spell at Hungerford Town gave Jökull an early taste of senior team football and he returned to Reading to impress under Scott Marshall.

The 6'4" stopper started 2019 by making his Premier League 2 debut for our Under-23s, the then 18-year-old standing between the posts in a 4-3 win over Norwich City at Hogwood Park in January.

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And he has continued to earn plaudits throughout the year, making six appearances for our Under-23s so far this season including a clean sheet in our 6-0 win over Newcastle United at the start of our PL2 campaign.

He has been on the fringe of our first team squad too, travelling as a key part of the group that spent two weeks in Spain in pre-season.

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There he played the first half in a big win over Gibraltar United before putting in an impressive second half display against Sevilla - notably saving from Nolito in a narrow friendly defeat to the La Liga giants.

Having kept a clean sheet in his opening first team game against Southend United at Hogwood Park, Jökull went on to earn minutes in a friendly encounter with Lincoln City out in Marbella before making the substitutes’ bench at the Madejski for a first team friendly win against Peterborough United.

He has only this week returned to the Royals training base following a successful international break spent with Iceland’s Under-19s - Andrésson played every minute in wins over Greece and Albania which helped his country reach the next stage of qualification for the Euro U19 Championships.

A hugely positive character around the training ground, we are delighted to congratulate Jökull on earning this new contract with the club.

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