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Jökull Andrésson




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Icelandic goalkeeper Jökull Andrésson followed in his older brother’s footsteps when he added his name to the professional ranks at Reading, signing a contract with the Royals when he turned 17 in August 2018.

The 6'4" stopper, who is also an Iceland Under-17 international, played above his age category to make six appearances between the posts for our Under-18s during 2017-18.

Andrésson represent Hungerford Town on loan during the first half of the 2018-19 season, making his debut for the Crusaders in their National League South opener against St Albans.

Returning to Reading, he featured heavily for both our U18s and U23s during the latter half of 2018-19 and played in the Premier League 2 Play-Off Semi-Final against Newcastle, saving two spot kicks as the Magpies progressed to the final.

During the 2020-21 season, Andrésson was given his chance to gain experience in league football, initially with four weeks worth of emergency loans at League Two side Exeter City. 

When his time at St James Park came to an end, the Icelandic stopper was then snapped up by Morecambe in a similar week-long deal. 

Having proved key to both the Shrimps and the Grecians with clean sheets in a number of wins, the latter moved quickly to secure his services on a longer term loan deal until the end of season.