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Axel Andresson

Born: 27th January 1998 
Nationality: Iceland
Position: Defender
Royals first team debut: Reading 2-0 Gillingham – 08/08/17 
Appearances: 1(+1)* 
Goals: 0 

*Correct as of 22/08/17

Andresson’s Story:
Defender Andresson became the latest in a long string of Icelanders to represent the Royals when he debuted from the bench against Gillingham in the first round of the Carabao Cup – he came off the bench to feature in a 2-0 victory.

Previously, the centre-half had progressed through the Academy set-up as a scholar and joined the Under-23 group in the 2016/17 campaign.

As well as representing the Royals’ youth team that season, he also joined Bath City on a loan stint – his set-piece ability helped contribute to an impressive five goals for the Romans, where he would also captain the National League South side.

Andresson is also an international at youth level, having represented Iceland up to Under-21 level.