1991–92 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
1991–92 season
Chairman John Madejski
Manager Mark McGhee
(Player Manager)
Stadium Elm Park
Third Division 12th
FA Cup R3
League Cup R1
League Trophy Southern Prilimary Group 3
Top goalscorer Craig Maskell (16)

During the 1991–92 English football season, Reading F.C. competed in the Football League Third Division, FA Cup, League Cup and League Trophy. It was their first season with Mark McGhee as their player-manager and they finished in 12th place in the league. They also reached Round 3 of the FA Cup, Round 1 of the League Cup and the Southern Primarily Group of the League Trophy.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Steve Francis
England GK Danny Honey
England GK John Keeley (loan from Oldham Athletic)
Scotland GK Jim Leighton (loan from Manchester United)
England DF Nathan Fealey
Wales DF Linden Jones
England DF David Lee (loan from Chelsea)
England DF Keith McPherson
England DF Steve Richardson
Jamaica DF Floyd Streete
England DF Adrian Williams[1]
England MF Danny Bailey
England MF David Bass
England MF Kevin Dillon
England MF Michael Gilkes[2]
No. Position Player
England MF Aaron Giamettei
England MF Mick Gooding
England MF Mark Holzman
England MF Scott Taylor
England FW Lea Barkus
Scotland FW Gerry Britton (loan from Celtic)
England FW Andy Gray
England FW Dave Leworthy
Australia FW Stuart Lovell
England FW Craig Maskell
Scotland FW Mark McGhee (player-manager)
England FW David Robinson
England FW Trevor Senior
England Chris Seymour

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
MF England Allan Cockram Woking
10 May 1991 FW Scotland Mark McGhee Sweden IK Brage
1 July 1991[3] MF Scotland Neale Cooper Scotland Aberdeen
26 March 1992[4] FW England David Robinson Newcastle United Free
FW Scotland Steve Archibald Scotland Clyde

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
DF England Martin Hicks Birmingham City
FW England George Friel [5]
29 November 1991[3] MF Scotland Neale Cooper Scotland Dunfermline Athletic
FW Scotland Steve Archibald Fulham
MF England Allan Cockram

Loans In[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
29 November 1991 6 February 1992[6] GK Scotland Jim Leighton Manchester United
6 February 1992 4 March 1992[7] GK England John Keeley Oldham Athletic
30 January 1992 25 March 1992[8] DF England David Lee Swindon Town
30 October 1991 3 March 1992[9] DF Northern Ireland Steve Morrow Arsenal
MF England David Byrne Watford
FW Scotland Gerry Britton Celtic

Loans Out[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
30th March 1991[10] 30th April 1991[10] FW England Dave Leworthy Colchester United[11]

Competitions[edit]

Division Three[edit]

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Brentford 46 17 2 4 55 29 8 5 10 26 26 81 55 +26 82
2 Birmingham City 46 15 6 2 42 22 8 6 9 27 30 69 52 +17 81
3 Huddersfield Town 46 15 4 4 36 15 7 8 8 23 23 59 38 +21 78
4 Stoke City 46 14 5 4 45 24 7 9 7 24 25 69 59 +10 77
5 Stockport County 46 15 5 3 47 19 7 5 11 28 32 75 49 +26 76
6 Peterborough United 46 13 7 3 38 20 7 7 9 27 38 65 58 +13 74 [12]
7 West Bromwich Albion 46 12 6 5 45 25 7 8 8 19 24 64 49 +15 71
8 Bournemouth 46 13 4 6 33 18 7 7 9 19 30 52 48 +4 71
9 Fulham 46 11 7 5 29 16 8 6 9 28 37 57 53 +4 70
10 Leyton Orient 46 12 7 4 36 18 6 4 13 26 34 62 52 +10 65
11 Hartlepool United 46 12 5 6 30 21 6 6 11 27 36 57 57 ±0 65
12 Reading 46 9 8 6 33 27 7 5 11 26 35 59 62 – 3 61
13 Bolton Wanderers 46 10 9 4 26 19 4 8 11 31 37 57 56 +1 59
14 Hull City 46 9 4 10 28 23 7 7 9 26 31 54 54 ±0 59
15 Wigan Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 21 4 8 11 25 43 58 64 – 6 59
16 Bradford City 46 8 10 5 36 30 5 9 9 26 31 62 61 +1 58
17 Preston North End 46 12 7 4 42 32 3 5 15 19 40 61 72 – 11 57
18 Chester City 46 10 6 7 34 29 4 8 11 22 30 56 59 – 3 56
19 Swansea City 46 10 9 4 35 24 4 5 14 20 41 55 65 – 10 56
20 Exeter City 46 11 7 5 34 25 3 4 16 23 55 57 80 – 23 53
21 Bury 46 8 7 8 31 31 5 5 13 24 43 55 74 – 19 51
22 Shrewsbury Town 46 7 7 9 30 31 5 4 14 23 37 53 68 – 15 47
23 Torquay United 46 13 3 7 29 19 0 5 18 13 49 42 68 – 26 47
24 Darlington 46 5 5 13 31 39 5 2 16 25 51 56 90 – 34 37

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991–92 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Autoglass Trophy[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

[14]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Third Division FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England GK Steve Francis 37 0 32 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
England GK Danny Honey 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England DF Nathan Fealey 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales DF Linden Jones 32 0 28+1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
England DF Keith McPherson 53 1 44 1 5 0 2 0 2 0
England DF Steve Richardson 46 1 38 1 5 0 2 0 1 0
Jamaica DF Floyd Streete 41 0 34 0 5 0 0 0 2 0
England DF Adrian Williams 48 6 40 4 5 2 2 0 1 0
England MF Danny Bailey 27 0 23+1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
England MF David Bass 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Kevin Dillon 33 3 29 3 1 0 2 0 1 0
England MF Aaron Giamettei 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Michael Gilkes 27 0 19+1 0 4 0 1+1 0 1 0
England MF Mick Gooding 49 4 39+1 3 5 1 2 0 2 0
England MF Mark Holzman 22 1 11+5 1 2 0 2 0 2 0
England MF Scott Taylor 34 3 22+7 2 1 1 1+1 0 2 0
England FW Lea Barkus 6 0 4+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Gerry Britton 4 0 0+2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Andy Gray 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Dave Leworthy 9 0 3+3 0 0 0 2 0 0+1 0
Australia FW Stuart Lovell 30 6 16+8 4 2+2 2 0 0 1+1 0
England FW Craig Maskell 40 16 29+5 16 5 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Mark McGhee 37 5 23+9 5 1 0 1+1 0 2 0
England FW David Robinson 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Trevor Senior 28 7 20+5 7 1 0 0+1 0 1 0
England   Chris Seymour 6 0 3+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:
England GK John Keeley 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Jim Leighton 11 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
England DF David Lee 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland DF Steve Morrow 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF David Byrne 7 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Allan Cockram 8 1 2+4 1 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
Scotland MF Neale Cooper 9 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
England FW Steve Archibald 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goal Scorers[edit]

[14]

Place Position Nation Number Name Third Division FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 FW England Craig Maskell 16 0 0 0 16
2 FW England Trevor Senior 7 0 0 0 7
3 FW Australia Stuart Lovell 4 2 0 0 6
DF Wales Adrian Williams 4 2 0 0 6
5 England David Lee 5 0 0 0 5
FW Scotland Mark McGhee 5 0 0 0 5
7 MF England Mick Gooding 3 1 0 0 4
8 FW England Kevin Dillon 3 0 0 0 3
Own goal 3 0 0 0 3
MF England Scott Taylor 2 1 0 0 3
11 MF England David Byrne 2 0 0 0 2
12 FW England Lea Barkus 1 0 0 0 1
MF England Allan Cockram 1 0 0 0 1
MF England Mark Holzman 1 0 0 0 1
DF England Keith McPherson 1 0 0 0 1
DF England Steve Richardson 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 59 6 0 0 68

Team kit[edit]

Reading's kit for the 1991–92 was manufactured by Matchwinner, and the main sponsor was HAT Painting.

1991–92 home colours
1991–92 away colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams was born in Reading, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally through his father, and made his international debut for Wales in 1995.
  2. ^ Gilkes was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally and would make his international debut for Barbados in 2000.
  3. ^ a b "Neale Cooper". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "David Robinson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "George Friel". readingfcformerplayers. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jim Leighton". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "John Keeley". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "David Lee". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Steve Morrow". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Player profile - David Leworthy". coludata. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "David Leworthy". readingfcformerplayers. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Peterborough United won the play-offs and were promoted.
  13. ^ "Reading's results from season 1991/1992". Reading-Mad. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Season 1991-92". royalsrecord. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 

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