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Nathan Tyson

Born: 4th May 1982 
Nationality: English 
Position: Striker 
Royals first team debut: Bury 1-1 Reading – 29/04/99 
Appearances: 11(+29) 
Goals: 1 

Tyson’s Story:
Tyson attended the Forest School in Winnersh and joined our Youth Academy in 1999, aged 17. He made his debut for the first team that April in a 1-1 draw against Bury. 

The striker was then sent out on loan spells to Swansea City and Cheltenham in order to improve his game, returning to the Royals for the 2002/03 season to make some progress in the first team. 

He scored his first and only Reading goal against Derby in December, the opener inside five minutes to help Alan Pardew towards a 2-1 victory against the East Midlands side. 

Tyson made 26 appearances that season and nine at the start of the following before a loan move to Wycombe Wanderers put an end to his Berkshire days. 

Beyond the hoops:

In March 2004, Tyson made the loan move a permanent one, signing a two-year deal believed to be around the £100,000 mark. 

The 2004/05 season saw the Reading-born striker become top-scorer for the Chairboys, netting 22 league goals and earning himself the fans’ Player of the Year Award, starting 40 of the 46 league matches. 

The next season started off similar to his first, becoming the top scorer in England’s top four divisions after notching 13 in 19 games. 

Six in six made Tyson Player of the Month in August, and his performances produced a move to League One side Nottingham Forest in January for a £675,000 fee. 

Throughout his time at Forest, Tyson won a runners-up medal, finishing second to Swansea City in 2008 – playing as a regular in the Championship with 39 appearances and seven goals following their promotional season. 

Moves to Derby and Blackpool would occur after his Forest days, before the striker signed a deal with Doncaster Rovers in 2014.

Tyson signed for Kilmarnock on 12th September 2016, having agreed a contract to the end of the 2016–17 season.