2014–15 season is Reading Football Club's second season in the Championship following the sides's relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2012–13 season. It is also Nigel Adkins' second full season in charge of the club.
Season review [ edit ]
Pre-season [ edit ]
On 6 May, Reading announced that five players would be leaving upon the expiry of their contracts. Those departing were
Stuart Taylor, Kaspars Gorkšs, Wayne Bridge, Mikele Leigertwood and club captain Jobi McAnuff. Youngsters [1 ] Lawson D'Ath, Nick Arnold, Gozie Ugwu, Matt Partridge and Shepherd Murombedzi were also released whilst contract talks were taking place with Michael Hector, Jake Taylor and 18 other youth players. [2 ] [3 ] On 30 May youngsters [4 ] Michael Hector and Jake Taylor signed new two-year contracts with the option of a third. [5 ]
On 2 June,
Sir John Madejski announced that the club was looking for new ownership and that Anton Zingarevich, Christopher Samuelson and Andrew Obolensky had left the board of Directors. [6 ]
Transfers [ edit ]
Readings first addition of the season was the signing of
USA U-18 international Andrija Novakovich to their academy from USM. On 7 August 2014, [7 ] Simon Cox resigned for Reading, 6-years after he left the club, on a two-year contract from Nottingham Forest. The following day [8 ] Jamie Mackie signed on a season-long loan deal, also from Nottingham Forest. On 11 August 2014, Reading confirmed the signing of [9 ] Anton Ferdinand on a two-year contract. Reading made their fourth permanent signing of the season on 21 August, signing [10 ] Oliver Norwood to a three-year contract from Huddersfield Town. On 1 September 2014, Transfer deadline day, Reading signed [11 ] Glenn Murray on loan from Crystal Palace until 1st January, with a view to a permanent move. [12 ]
On 28 May 2014 Adam Le Fondre moved to Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee, with [13 ] Daniel Carriço following Le Fondre out of the club on 23 June 2014 after making his move to Sevilla permanent. On 7 August 2014, Reading's three young goalkeepers left on loan, Stuart Moore joined [14 ] Basingstoke Town on a season long loan with Jonathan Henly also joining Basingstoke as cover for Moore, whilst George Legg joined Hendon on a months loan. On 15 August, [15 ] Sean Morrison followed le Fondre to Cardiff City. On 29 August 2014, [16 ] Alex McCarthy completed his move to QPR. On transfer deadline day, [17 ] Royston Drenthe joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until 2 January 2015. [18 ]
Reading started their season on 9 August with a 2-2 away draw at
Wigan Athletic, with Shaun Cummings and Sean Morrison getting Reading's goals after Callum McManaman opened the scoring for Wigan and James McArthur scored a 93rd minute equaliser. Three days later, on 12 August, Reading faced [19 ] Newport County in the League Cup at home. Reading ran out 3-1 winners, with their goals coming from Pavel Pogrebnyak, Nick Blackman and debutante Craig Tanner.
September [ edit ]
On 11 September, Legg extended his loan with Hendon for another month,
whilst on 12 September, [20 ] Jonathan Henly moved to Welling United on loan until 1 January 2015. [21 ]
Transfers [ edit ]
Novakovich's transfer was announced on the above date but were not finalised until 1 July.
Loans in [ edit ]
Loans out [ edit ]
As of match played 20 September 2014 [22 ]
On loan [ edit ]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Competitions [ edit ]
Pre-season matches [ edit ]
Championship [ edit ]
League table [ edit ]
Updated to games played on 20 September 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Results summary [ edit ]
Last updated: 20 September 2014.
Source: Reading FC
Matches [ edit ]
League Cup [ edit ]
2014–15 FA Cup
Squad statistics [ edit ]
As of match played 20 September 2014
Appearances and goals [ edit ]
Goal scorers [ edit ]
As of match played 16 September 2014 [46 ]
Disciplinary record [ edit ]
As of match played 20 September 2014 [47 ]
^ Pearce was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Scotland and the Republic of Ireland internationally through his parents and made his international debut for the Scottish U-21 side in May 2008, then went onto represent Ireland at full international level on 11 September 2012.
^ Cummings was born in Hammersmith, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.
^ Robson-Kanu was born in Ealing, England, and represented England at U-19 and U-20 level, but also qualified to represent Wales through his grandmother and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in May 2010 before making his full international debut for Wales five days later.
^ McCleary was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in February 2013.
^ Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth level.
^ Williams was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, and represented Germany at U-15 level. Williams also qualified to play for the United States through his parents, and made his debut for them in October 2011.
^ Taylor was born in Ascot, England, and but chose to represent Wales, qualifying through his grandfather who has born in Barry. Taylor has represented Wales at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level.
^ Cox was born in Reading, England, but qualified to represent Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandmother and made his international debut for Republic of Ireland on 24 May 2011.
^ Mackie was born in Dorking, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for Scotland on 8 October 2010.
References [ edit ]
Combined Counties Football League ( Premier, First)
Eastern Counties Football League ( Premier, First)
Essex Senior Football League ( level 9 only)
East Midlands Counties Football League ( level 10 only)
Hellenic Football League ( Premier, East, West)
Kent Invicta League ( level 10 only)
Midland Football League ( Premier, First)
Northern Counties East Football League ( Premier, First)
Northern Football League ( First, Second)
North West Counties Football League ( Premier, First)
Southern Counties East Football League ( level 9 only)
South West Peninsula League Premier Division ( level 10 only)
Spartan South Midlands Football League ( Premier, First)
Sussex County Football League ( First, Second)
United Counties Football League ( Premier, First)
Wessex Football League ( Premier, First)
Western Football League ( Premier, First)
West Midlands (Regional) League ( level 10 only)