1995–96 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
1995–96 season
Chairman John Madejski
Manager Mick Gooding and
Jimmy Quinn (player-managers)
Stadium Elm Park
First Division 19th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fifth round
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Quinn
Lee Nogan (10)
All: Jimmy Quinn (19)

During the 1995–96 English football season, Reading F.C. competed in the Football League First Division, following missing out on promotion to the Premier League the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

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 Shaka Hislop[1]
England GK Simon Sheppard
Bulgaria GK Borislav Mikhailov
England GK Nick Hammond
England DF Keith McPherson
Wales DF Jeff Hopkins
England DF Martyn Booty
Wales DF Adrian Williams[2]
Poland DF Dariusz Wdowczyk
Malta DF Dylan Kerr
Australia DF Andy Bernal
England MF Michael Gilkes[3]
England MF Mick Gooding (player-manager)
England MF Paul Holsgrove
No. Position Player
England MF Darren Caskey
England MF Neville Gordon
England MF Tom Jones
England MF Jamie Lambert
England MF Simon Osborn
England MF Phil Parkinson
England MF Scott Taylor
Wales MF Michael Meaker
Australia MF Stuart Lovell
Wales FW Lee Nogan
Northern Ireland FW Jimmy Quinn (player-manager)
England FW Trevor Morley
England FW Martin Williams
England FW Jamie Lambert

Transfers[4][edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
11 August 2011 MF England Neville Gordon England Millwall Free
13 February 1996 GK England Nick Hammond England Plymouth Argyle £40,000
28 February 1996 MF England Darren Caskey England Tottenham Hotspur £700,000

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
10 August 1995 GK England Shaka Hislop Newcastle United £1,580,000
FW England Lea Barkus Fulham £20,000

Loans out[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
1 February 1996 End of Season MF England Neville Gordon England Woking
31 May 1996 FW England Trevor Morley Norway Brann

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name
31 December 1995 MF England Robert Codner
31 May 1996 MF England Tom Jones
31 May 1996 MF England Mike Murphy
31 May 1996 GK England Simon Sheppard
31 May 1996 MF England Neville Gordon

Competitions[edit]

Division Two[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 Sunderland 46 13 8 2 32 10 9 9 5 27 23 59 33 + 26 83
2 Derby County 46 14 8 1 48 22 7 8 8 23 29 71 51 + 20 79
3 Crystal Palace 46 9 9 5 34 22 11 6 6 33 26 67 48 + 19 75
4 Stoke City 46 13 6 4 32 15 7 7 9 28 34 60 49 + 11 73
5 Leicester City 46 9 7 7 32 29 10 7 6 34 31 66 60 + 6 71
6 Charlton Athletic 46 8 11 4 28 23 9 9 5 29 22 57 45 + 12 71
7 Ipswich Town 46 13 5 5 45 30 6 7 10 34 39 79 69 + 10 69
8 Huddersfield Town 46 14 4 5 42 23 3 8 12 19 35 61 58 + 3 63
9 Sheffield United 46 9 7 7 29 25 7 7 9 28 29 57 54 + 3 62
10 Barnsley 46 9 10 4 34 28 5 8 10 26 38 60 66 – 6 60
11 West Bromwich Albion 46 11 5 7 34 29 5 7 11 26 39 60 68 – 8 60
12 Port Vale 46 10 5 8 30 29 5 10 8 29 37 59 66 – 7 60
13 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 9 5 42 29 5 8 10 22 31 64 60 + 4 59
14 Southend United 46 11 8 4 30 22 4 6 13 22 39 52 61 – 9 59
15 Birmingham City 46 11 7 5 37 23 4 6 13 24 41 61 64 – 3 58
16 Norwich City 46 7 9 7 26 24 7 6 10 33 31 59 55 + 4 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 8 10 5 27 25 6 4 13 28 44 55 69 – 14 56
18 Oldham Athletic 46 10 7 6 33 20 4 7 12 21 30 54 50 + 4 56
19 Reading 46 8 7 8 28 30 5 10 8 26 33 54 63 – 7 56
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 8 9 6 34 28 5 7 11 22 34 56 62 – 8 55
21 Portsmouth 46 8 6 9 34 32 5 7 11 27 37 61 69 – 8 52
22 Millwall 46 7 6 10 23 28 6 7 10 20 35 43 63 – 20 52
23 Watford 46 7 8 8 40 33 3 10 10 22 37 62 70 – 28 48
24 Luton Town 46 7 6 10 30 34 4 6 13 10 30 40 64 – 24 45

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1995–96 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name First Division FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 10 2 5 19
2 FW Wales Lee Nogan 10 0 1 11
3 MF Australia Stuart Lovell 6 0 2 8
FW England Jamie Lambert 5 0 1 6
5 FW England Trevor Morley 4 1 0 5
6 DF Wales Ady Williams 3 0 0 3
MF England Mick Gooding 3 0 0 3
Own Goal 2 0 1 3
9 DF Malta Dylan Kerr 2 0 0 2
DF Australia Andy Bernal 2 0 0 2
MF England Darren Caskey 2 0 0 2
12 DF England Kenny Brown 1 0 0 1
MF England Paul Holsgrove 1 0 0 1
DF England Martyn Booty 1 0 0 1
DF England Martin Williams 1 0 0 1
Unknown 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 54 3 10 67

Team kit[edit]

Reading's kit for the 1995–96 was manufactured by Pelada, and the main sponsor was Auto Trader.

1995–96 home colours
1995–96 away colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, England and represented England at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and would make his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Gilkes was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally and would make his international debut for Barbados in 2000.
  4. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=2125&teamTabs=transfers&season_id=127

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