2014–15 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
2014–15 season
Chairman Sir John Madejski
Manager Nigel Adkins
(until 15 December)
Steve Clarke
(from 16 December)
Stadium Madejski Stadium
Championship 19th
FA Cup Semi Final vs Arsenal
League Cup Third Round vs Derby County
Top goalscorer League: Two Players (8)
All: Three Players (8)
Home colours
Away colours

The 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.[1] Youngsters 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][4] On 30 May youngsters 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.[7] On 7 August 2014, Simon Cox resigned for Reading, 6 years after he left the club, on a two-year contract from Nottingham Forest.[8] The following day Jamie Mackie signed on a season-long loan deal, also from Nottingham Forest.[9] On 11 August 2014, Reading confirmed the signing of Anton Ferdinand on a two-year contract.[10] Reading made their fourth permanent signing of the season on 21 August, signing Oliver Norwood to a three-year contract from Huddersfield Town.[11] On 1 September 2014, transfer deadline day, Reading signed Glenn Murray on loan from Crystal Palace until 1 January, with a view to a permanent move.[12]

On 28 May 2014 Adam Le Fondre moved to Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee,[13] with Daniel Carriço following Le Fondre out of the club on 23 June 2014 after making his move to Sevilla permanent.[14] On 7 August 2014, Reading's three young goalkeepers left on loan, Stuart Moore joined 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.[15] On 15 August, Sean Morrison followed le Fondre to Cardiff City.[16] On 29 August 2014, Alex McCarthy completed his move to QPR.[17] On transfer deadline day, Royston Drenthe joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until 2 January 2015.[18]

August[edit]

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.[19] Three days later, on 12 August, Reading faced 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.[20] Reading won their next game, on 16 August, against Ipswich Town thanks to a Jake Taylor goal,[21] before losing their next two games, 2–1 at home to Huddersfield Town[22] and 4-0 away to Nottingham Forest.[23] Reading finished August with back to back wins, 1–0 away to Scunthorpe United in the Second round of the League Cup, Jake Taylor scoring,[24] and 1–0 away to Middlesbrough with Simon Cox scoring.[25]

September[edit]

On 11 September, Legg extended his loan with Hendon for another month,[26] whilst on 12 September, Jonathan Henly moved to Welling United on loan until 1 January 2015.[27] The following day, 13 September, Reading faced Fulham at home, winning 3–0 thanks to a brace from Glenn Murray and the third from Nick Blackman.[28] Reading won their fourth game in a row on 16 September, 3–2 at home to Millwall, with a double strike from Simon Cox and another from Nick Blackman.[29] 20 September saw Reading travel to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday, with the game ending in disappointment for the Royals as they fell to a 1–0 defeat courtesy of a late Stevie May goal.[30] On 22 September, Reading announced the completion of the sale of the club to a Thai consurtimum, with Sir John Madejski staying on as Co-Chairman.[31] The following day, 23 September, Reading suffered their second defeat in four days, as they went out of the League Cup with a 2–0 defeat to Derby County.[32] Reading ended September with a 3–3 home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the Royals goals coming from Michael Hector, Jake Taylor and Glenn Murray, whilst Nick Blackman was unfortunate to score an own goal.[33]

October[edit]

Reading started October with a 0–0 draw away to Leeds United,[34] following it up three days later with a 3–1 away defeat to Brentford in which Simon Cox scored the only goal for Reading.[35] Following the International break, Reading suffered their second and third defeats in a row, both 3–0, at home to Derby County on 18 October and away to Bournemouth on 21 October.[36][37] Reading finished October with their first win in seven games, a 3–0 home win over Blackpool, with Glenn Murray and Nick Blackman scoring either side of a Peter Clarke own goal.[38]

November[edit]

Reading started November with a 3–1 away defeat to Blackburn Rovers on 1 November, Glenn Murray scoring their only goal,[39] before following it up three days later with a 3–0 victory over Rotherham United thanks to Jamie Mackie and a Simon Cox double.[40] On 8 November Reading suffered a 1–0 home defeat to Charlton Athletic,[41] before a 2–1 away defeat to Cardiff City on 21 November. Michael Hector scored Readings only goal late on, whilst Alex Pearce had a nightmare evening, conceding an own goal before being shown a straight red card on the stroke of half-time.[42] Reading ended the month with a 2–1 away win over Norwich City, Gary Hooper put Norwich ahead after 10 minutes before Jake Cooper scored his first ever goal for Reading in the 14th minute and his second in the 44th to give Reading all three points.[43]

Also during November, Slovenian defender Jure Travner joined the club on trial from Azerbaijan Premier League side FK Baku.[44]

December[edit]

Reading started the month with a 0–0 home draw against Bolton Wanderers on 6 December,[45] before a 6–1 away defeat to Birmingham City on 13 December.[46] Following the club's 6–1 defeat to Birmingham City, manager Nigel Adkins was sacked by the club on 15 December.[47] The following day Reading appointed Steve Clarke on a two-and-a-half year contract.[48]

Reading lost their first game with Steve Clarke as manager, a 1–0 home defeat to 10-man Watford on 20 December.[49] They followed this defeat up with a 2–2 away draw to Manager-less Brighton & Hove Albion on 26 December,[50] Glenn Murray scoring both the goals, before a 2–1 home win over Norwich City on 28 December thanks to Simon Cox and a Hal Robson-Kanu penalty.[51]

Murray returned to Crystal Palace on 31 December following the completion of his loan deal.[52]

January[edit]

On 2 January 2015, Aaron Tshibola moved to Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal,[53] whilst Jonathan Henly returned from his loan at Welling United and Royston Drenthe returned to the club following his loan to Sheffield Wednesday to discuss his future.[54] The following day, Nick Blackman scored Reading's only goal in their 1–0 away win over Huddersfield Town in the Third Round of the FA Cup,[55] setting up a Fourth Round trip to Cardiff City.[56] On 10 January Reading drew 0–0 at home to Middlesbrough,[57] in a game that saw Jem Karacan make his return from a long term knee-injury, coming on as a 86th-minute substitute for Jamie Mackie.[58] Defender Shaun Cummings left the club on 12 January, moving to Millwall two days later for an undisclosed fee.[59] Reading lost their next game, a 2–1 away defeat to Fulham on 17 January, with Pavel Pogrebnyak scoring Reading's only goal. The following week Polish International goalkeeper, Jakub Słowik, joined the club on a week-long trial.[60] On 22 January, Reading signed Jure Travner on a contract with the club till the end of the season,[61] and Nathaniel Chalobah on loan till the end of the season from Chelsea,[62] whilst youngster Craig Tanner signed a new contract till the summer of 2017 and joined AFC Wimbledon on a season-long youth loan.[63] The next day Royston Drenthe left club, signing for Kayseri Erciyesspor of the Turkish Süper Lig on a permanent basis.[64] 24 January saw Reading take on Cardiff City in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, with Reading winning the games 2–1 at the Cardiff City Stadium. Cardiff took the lead through Kenwyne Jones in the first half before Oliver Norwood and Hal Robson-Kanu in the second half to send Reading into the Fifth Round.[65]

On 27 January, Reading traveled to Millwall, playing out a 0–0 draw that saw them remain in 18th position.[66] Two days later, 29 January, Dominic Samuel joined Coventry City on an emergency loan, which will see him stay at the club until 28 April,[67] and midfielder Aaron Tshibola extended his stay at Hartlepool United till the end of the season.[68] Reading's last game of January was a 2–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, with the goals coming from Pavel Pogrebnyak and Nathaniel Chalobah.

Young Georgian defender Lasha Dvali returned to the club in January following a year-long loan deal with Latvian Higher League side Skonto FC.[69]

February[edit]

On transfer deadline day, 2 February, Reading signed Yakubu on a contract until the end of the season,[70] whilst Georgian defender Lasha Dvali joined Turkish Süper Lig side Kasımpaşa on loan till the end of the season.[71] Youngster Dominic Hyam left the club on a one-month youth loan deal on 4 February, joining Hemel Hempstead Town.[72] On 7 February Reading traveled to Wolverhampton Wanderers, winning 2–1 after goals from Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny Williams.[73] Three days later, Reading hosted Leeds United in a game that the visitors won 2–0.[74] On 14 February Reading defeated Derby County 2–1 in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup,[75] before losing 0–1 at home to Wigan Athletic three days later.[76] On 21 February Reading registered another away win, winning 1–0 away to Ipswich Town thanks to a 14th-minute goal by Jamie Mackie,[77] before falling to defeat against Huddersfield Town 3-0 three days later.[78]

March[edit]

On 3 March Reading drew 1–1 away to Bolton, with Jamie Mackie scoring the equaliser in the third and final minute of stoppage time.[79] On 7 March Reading played their FA Cup quarter final match against League One team Bradford City, drawing 0–0 at Valley Parade.[80] The draw resulted in a home replay, scheduled for 16 March. On 10 March Reading hosted Brighton & Hove Albion in a 2–1 victory with both goals being scored by Jamie Mackie. Defender Niall Keown made his debut during the game, coming on as a late substitute for Danny Williams, the winning goal coming minutes after Chris O'Grady scored a penalty for the away team.[81] On 12 March, Zat Knight signed a short-term contract until the end of the season.[82] Reading lost their next Championship game 4-1, away to Watford on 14 March,[83] before defeating Bradford City 3-0 in their FA Cup Quarter Final Replay to set up a Semi Final against Arsenal.[84] On 18 March youngster George McLennan joined Hayes & Yeading United on loan till the end of the season.[85] On 24 March young goalkeeper Daniel Lincoln joined Nuneaton Town on a seven-day loan deal,[86] with Nathan Aké joining the Royals on an initial one-month loan a day later,[87] before Kwesi Appiah joined on loan until the end of the season and Jake Taylor and Danny Guthrie left the club on loan till the end of the season, to Leyton Orient and Fulham respectively on the 26th.[88][89][90] On 27 March, Reading exercised an option in Chris Gunter's contract to keep the player for another year.[91]

On 30 March, Reading where fined £30,000 by The Football League for breaching the Football League regulations that prohibit any individual or legal entity having an interest in more than one club, when they borrowed an initial £10.5m from Vibrac Corporation in August 2013, and a further £5.6m in May 2014.[92]

April[edit]

On 11 April Reading played Blackburn Rovers in a one-off kit design, designed by a young fan. Nathan Aké returned to Chelsea following Reading's 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham City on 22 April.[93]


Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
7 April 2014[7] dagger FW United States Andrija Novakovich University School of Milwaukee Free
7 August 2014 FW Republic of Ireland Simon Cox Nottingham Forest Undisclosed[8]
11 August 2014 DF England Anton Ferdinand Turkey Antalyaspor Free[10]
21 August 2014 MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood Huddersfield Town Undisclosed[11]
22 January 2015 DF Slovenia Jure Travner Azerbaijan FK Baku Free[61]
2 February 2015 FW Nigeria Yakubu Qatar Al Rayyan Free[70]
12 March 2015 DF England Zat Knight United States Colorado Rapids Free[82]
dagger Novakovich's transfer was announced on the above date but were not finalised until 1 July.

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
28 May 2014 FW England Adam Le Fondre Wales Cardiff City Undisclosed[13]
23 June 2014 MF Portugal Daniel Carriço Spain Sevilla Undisclosed[14]
15 August 2014 DF England Sean Morrison Wales Cardiff City Undisclosed[16]
29 August 2014 GK England Alex McCarthy Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed[17]
12 January 2015 DF Jamaica Shaun Cummings Millwall Undisclosed[59]
23 January 2015 MF Netherlands Royston Drenthe Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor Undisclosed[64]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
8 August 2014 Season-long[9] FW Scotland Jamie Mackie Nottingham Forest
1 September 2014 1 January 2015[12][52] FW England Glenn Murray Crystal Palace
22 January 2015 End of season[62] MF England Nathaniel Chalobah Chelsea
25 March 2015 22 April 2015[87][93] DF Netherlands Nathan Aké Chelsea
26 March 2015 End of season[90] FW Ghana Kwesi Appiah Crystal Palace

Loans out[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
7 August 2014 Season-long[15] GK England Stuart Moore Basingstoke Town
7 August 2014 7 September 2014[15] GK Scotland Jonathan Henly Basingstoke Town
7 August 2014 7 October 2014[15][26] GK England George Legg Hendon
1 September 2014 2 January 2015[18] MF Netherlands Royston Drenthe Sheffield Wednesday
12 September 2014 End-of-season[27][94] GK Scotland Jonathan Henly Welling United
10 October 2014 7 November 2014[95] GK England Lewis Ward Whitehawk
24 December 2014 25 April 2015[96][97] DF England Robert Dickie Basingstoke Town
2 January 2015 Season-long youth loan[53][68] MF England Aaron Tshibola Hartlepool United
22 January 2015 Season-long youth loan[63] FW England Craig Tanner AFC Wimbledon
29 January 2015 28 April 2015[67] FW England Dominic Samuel Coventry City
2 February 2015 End-of-season[71] DF Georgia (country) Lasha Dvali Turkey Kasımpaşa
4 February 2015 4 March 2015[72] DF Scotland Dominic Hyam Hemel Hempstead Town
18 March 2015 End-of-season[85] DF Scotland George McLennan Hayes & Yeading United
24 March 2015 31 March 2015[86] GK England Daniel Lincoln Nuneaton Town
26 March 2015 End of season[89] MF Wales Jake Taylor Leyton Orient
26 March 2015 End of season[88] MF England Danny Guthrie Fulham

Trial[edit]

Date From Date To Position Nationality Name Last Club
November 2014[44] 22 January 2015[61] DF Slovakia Jure Travner Azerbaijan FK Baku
19 January 2015[60] 23 January 2015[60] GK Poland Jakub Słowik Poland Jagiellonia Białystok


Squad[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2015[98]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Adam Federici Australia GK (1985-01-31) 31 January 1985 (age 30) Torres 2005 2015[99] 243 1
31 Mikkel Andersen Denmark GK (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 26) AB Copenhagen 2007 2015[100] 4 0
Defenders
2 Chris Gunter Wales RB (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 25) Nottingham Forest 2012 2016[91][101] 111 1
3 Stephen Kelly Republic of Ireland RB (1983-09-06) 6 September 1983 (age 31) Fulham 2013 2015[102] 51 1
4 Anton Ferdinand England CB (1985-02-18) 18 February 1985 (age 30) Antalyaspor 2014 2016[10] 2 0
5 Alex Pearce[N 1] Republic of Ireland CB (1988-11-09) 9 November 1988 (age 26) Academy 2006 2015[103] 238 15
15 Michael Hector England CB (1992-07-19) 19 July 1992 (age 22) Academy 2010 2016[5] 55 2
24 Zat Knight England CB (1980-05-02) 2 May 1980 (age 34) Colorado Rapids 2015 2015[82] 2 0
26 Pierce Sweeney Republic of Ireland CB (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 20) Bray Wanderers 2012 0 0
29 Jure Travner Slovenia LB (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 29) FK Baku 2015 2015[61] 1 0
32 Sean Long Republic of Ireland RB (1995-04-02) 2 April 1995 (age 20) Academy 2013 2016[104] 1 0
33 Shane Griffin Republic of Ireland LB (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 20) Academy 2013 2016[104] 0 0
34 Niall Keown England RB (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 20) Academy 2013 2 0
35 Jake Cooper England CB (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 20) Academy 2013 2016[105] 17 2
Nana Owusu England DF (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 19) Academy 2014 2016[104] 0 0
Midfielders
6 Oliver Norwood Northern Ireland CM (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 24) Huddersfield Town 2014 2017[11] 39 1
9 Hal Robson-Kanu[N 2] Wales LW (1989-05-21) 21 May 1989 (age 25) Academy 2007 2016[106] 191 25
11 Jordan Obita England LW (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 21) Academy 2010 2017[107] 85 1
12 Garath McCleary[N 3] Jamaica RW (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 27) Nottingham Forest 2012 2015[108] 107 10
14 Nathaniel Chalobah[N 4] England CM (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 20) loan from Chelsea 2015 2015[62] 17 1
16 Hope Akpan[N 5] Nigeria CM (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 23) Crawley Town 2013 2016[109] 63 1
17 Ryan Edwards Australia MF (1993-11-17) 17 November 1993 (age 21) Australian Institute of Sport 2011 2015[110] 10 0
21 Jem Karacan[N 6] Turkey CM (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 26) Academy 2007 2015[111] 173 12
23 Danny Williams[N 7] United States CM (1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 26) Hoffenheim 2013 2017[112] 61 4
28 Aaron Kuhl England MF (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 19) Academy 2014 2016[113] 8 0
37 Jack Stacey England MF (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 19) Academy 2014 2016[113] 3 0
38 Liam Kelly Republic of Ireland MF (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 19) Academy 2014 2016[114] 0 0
39 Tariqe Fosu England MF (1995-11-05) 5 November 1995 (age 19) Academy 2014 0 0
Conor Shaughnessy Republic of Ireland MF (1996-06-30) 30 June 1996 (age 18) Academy 2014 0 0
Forwards
7 Pavel Pogrebnyak Russia FW (1983-11-08) 8 November 1983 (age 31) Fulham 2012 2016[115] 107 29
10 Simon Cox[N 8] Republic of Ireland FW (1987-04-28) 28 April 1987 (age 27) Nottingham Forest 2014 2016[8] 50 8
19 Jamie Mackie[N 9] Scotland FW (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 29) Loan from Nottingham Forest 2014 2015[9] 37 6
20 Yakubu Nigeria FW (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 32) Al Rayyan 2015 2015[70] 11 1
22 Nick Blackman England FW (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 25) Sheffield United 2013 2016[116] 83 9
36 Andrija Novakovich United States FW (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 18) University School of Milwaukee 2014 2 0
44 Kwesi Appiah Ghana FW (1990-09-12) 12 September 1990 (age 24) loan from Crystal Palace 2015 2015 5 0

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
8 England MF Danny Guthrie (at Fulham until end of season)[88]
18 England MF Aaron Tshibola (at Hartlepool United until end of season)[53][68]
25 Wales MF Jake Taylor (at Leyton Orient until end of season)[89]
27 England FW Craig Tanner (at AFC Wimbledon until end of season)[63]
30 England FW Dominic Samuel (at Coventry City until 28 April 2015)[67]
40 England GK Stuart Moore (Season-long loan to Basingstoke Town)[15]
No. Position Player
41 England GK Daniel Lincoln (at Nuneaton Town)[86]
42 Scotland GK Jonathan Henly (at Welling United)[27]
Georgia (country) DF Lasha Dvali (at Kasımpaşa until end of season)[71]
England DF Robert Dickie (at Basingstoke Town until 24 January 2014)[27]
Scotland DF Dominic Hyam (at Hemel Hempstead Town until 4 March 2014)[72]
Scotland DF George McLennan (at Hayes & Yeading United until end of season)[85]

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 England DF Sean Morrison (to Cardiff City)[16]
20 England GK Alex McCarthy (to Queens Park Rangers)[17]
20 England FW Glenn Murray (returned to Crystal Palace after loan)[52]
No. Position Player
24 Jamaica DF Shaun Cummings (to Millwall)[59]
43 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké (returned to Chelsea after loan)[93]
Netherlands MF Royston Drenthe (to Kayseri Erciyesspor)[64]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Fulham 45 14 10 21 60 78 −18 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 44 13 12 19 54 63 −9 51
19 Reading 44 12 11 21 44 67 −23 47
20 Brighton & Hove Albion 45 10 16 19 44 54 −10 46
21 Rotherham United 44 10 15 19 44 66 −22 42[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 25 April 2015. Source: Sky Sports
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Roterham United were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.[117]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
43 12 11 20 44 64 −20 47 8 5 9 24 22 +2 4 6 11 20 42 −22

Last updated: 22 April 2015.
Source: Reading FC

Results by matchday[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H A H A A H A H H H H A A
Result D W L L W W W L D D L L L W L W L L W D L L D W D L D W W L L W L L D W L L D D D L L
Position 9 7 11 19 15 9 6 10 11 10 13 16 17 14 15 13 14 14 14 14 16 17 17 16 17 18 18 16 13 14 17 13 15 18 18 16 17 19 19 18 18 18

Last updated: 22 April 2015.
Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2014–15 FA Cup

Squad statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2015

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Australia Adam Federici 47 0 41 0 5 0 1 0
2 DF Wales Chris Gunter 42 0 35 0 4 0 3 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Kelly 17 0 13+1 0 2+1 0 0 0
4 DF England Anton Ferdinand 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Alex Pearce 47 0 37+1 0 6 0 3 0
6 MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood 39 1 29+6 0 3+1 1 0 0
7 FW Russia Pavel Pogrebnyak 33 8 17+9 7 5 0 2 1
9 MF Wales Hal Robson-Kanu 35 4 25+3 1 5+1 3 1 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Simon Cox 41 8 27+8 8 2+1 0 2+1 0
11 MF England Jordan Obita 48 0 40 0 6 0 2 0
12 MF Jamaica Garath McCleary 27 2 20+3 0 3+1 2 0 0
14 MF England Nathaniel Chalobah 17 1 12 1 5 0 0 0
15 DF England Michael Hector 46 2 37+1 2 6 0 2 0
16 MF Nigeria Hope Akpan 24 0 14+6 0 0+2 0 1+1 0
17 MF Australia Ryan Edwards 10 0 4+3 0 0 0 1+2 0
19 FW Scotland Jamie Mackie 36 6 17+13 5 4 1 2 0
20 FW Nigeria Yakubu 11 1 3+4 0 0+4 1 0 0
21 MF Turkey Jem Karacan 7 1 3+3 1 0+1 0 0 0
22 FW England Nick Blackman 42 5 16+20 3 1+3 1 2 1
23 MF United States Danny Williams 29 1 20+3 1 6 0 0 0
24 DF England Zat Knight 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF Republic of Ireland Pierce Sweeney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF England Aaron Kuhl 8 0 3+3 0 0 0 2 0
29 DF Slovenia Jure Travner 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 GK Denmark Mikkel Andersen 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
32 DF Republic of Ireland Sean Long 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
33 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Griffin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF England Niall Keown 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF England Jake Cooper 17 2 8+5 2 0+2 0 1+1 0
36 FW United States Andrija Novakovich 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF England Jack Stacey 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0
38 MF Republic of Ireland Liam Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF England Tarique Fosu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 FW Ghana Kwesi Appiah 5 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Nana Owusu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Republic of Ireland Conor Shaughnessy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players away from the club on loan:
8 MF England Danny Guthrie 11 0 2+7 0 1 0 1 0
18 MF England Aaron Tshibola 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF Wales Jake Taylor 25 3 14+8 2 0 0 1+2 1
27 FW England Craig Tanner 5 1 0+3 0 0 0 1+1 1
30 FW England Dominic Samuel 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
40 GK England Stuart Moore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 GK England Daniel Lincoln 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 GK Scotland Jonathan Henly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Robert Dickie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Dominic Hyam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland George McLennan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:
6 DF England Sean Morrison 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
20 GK England Alex McCarthy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 FW England Glenn Murray 18 8 18 8 0 0 0 0
24 DF Jamaica Shaun Cummings 7 1 4+1 1 0 0 2 0
43 DF Netherlands Nathan Aké 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
MF Netherlands Royston Drenthe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

As of match played 18 April 2014[120]
Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW England 20 Glenn Murray 8 0 0 8
FW Republic of Ireland 10 Simon Cox 8 0 0 8
FW Russia 7 Pavel Pogrebnyak 7 0 1 8
4 FW Scotland 19 Jamie Mackie 5 1 0 6
4 FW England 22 Nick Blackman 3 1 1 5
6 MF Wales 9 Hal Robson-Kanu 1 3 0 4
7 MF Wales 25 Jake Taylor 2 0 1 3
8 DF England 15 Michael Hector 2 0 0 2
DF England 35 Jake Cooper 2 0 0 2
MF Jamaica 12 Garath McCleary 0 2 0 2
11 DF Jamaica 24 Shaun Cummings 1 0 0 1
DF England 6 Sean Morrison 1 0 0 1
MF England 14 Nathaniel Chalobah 1 0 0 1
MF United States 23 Danny Williams 1 0 0 1
MF Turkey 21 Jem Karacan 1 0 0 1
Own goal 1 0 0 1
MF Northern Ireland 6 Oliver Norwood 0 1 0 1
FW Nigeria 20 Yakubu 0 1 0 1
FW England 27 Craig Tanner 0 0 1 1
Total 46 9 4 59

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2015[121]
Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 Australia GK Adam Federici 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 Wales DF Chris Gunter 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
3 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Kelly 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
5 Republic of Ireland DF Alex Pearce 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
6 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
7 Russia FW Pavel Pogrebnyak 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
8 England MF Danny Guthrie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 Wales MF Hal Robson-Kanu 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
10 Republic of Ireland FW Simon Cox 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
11 England MF Jordan Obita 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
12 Jamaica MF Garath McCleary 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
14 England MF Nathaniel Chalobah 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 England DF Michael Hector 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
16 Nigeria MF Hope Akpan 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
19 Scotland FW Jamie Mackie 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
20 England FW Glenn Murray 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
22 England FW Nick Blackman 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 United States MF Danny Williams 5 1 3 0 0 0 8 1
24 Jamaica DF Shaun Cummings 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 Wales MF Jake Taylor 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
28 England MF Aaron Kuhl 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
35 England DF Jake Cooper 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 75 2 9 0 4 0 88 2


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ McCleary was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in February 2013.
  4. ^ Chalobah was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, but qualified to represent England through residency, representing England at U-16 to U-21.
  5. ^ Akpan was born in Liverpool, England, but qualified to represent Nigeria through his parents, making his international debut for Nigeria in October 2014.
  6. ^ Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth level.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.

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