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East is a cultured midfield playmaker who has become an established member of our Under-23s side over the last couple of seasons.
East came through the Academy ranks to make early strides at U23 level – first scoring at Leicester City in a Premier League Two clash in October 2016.
And the classy central midfielder was the only ever-present player in our U23s in the 2017-18 PL2 season as well as the Premier League International Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy.
A sequence of fantastic performances at youth level earned our young midfield string-puller a place in the first-team squad for an FA Cup clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford in January 2019.
That feat was added to by a senior debut against Leeds United the following March, where he played 63 minutes and became the 50th Academy graduate to break into the Royals’ first-team.
East now captains Mehmet Ali's U23s side and has been a key cog in a so far successful 2020-21 Premier League 2 season.