Morgan Signs Reading Deal

By Rob Cooper
Last updated : 27 November 2003
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Reading MAD were this morning the first to reveal that Morgan was set for a medical at the Madejski Stadium and it has now been confirmed that the 20-year-old midfield ace has signed on at the Madejski Stadium until the end of the season following a successful two week long trial.

The fledgling winger, who was released by Colchester at the end of last season, will wear the vacant number twenty-three shirt. The youngster could make his debut this Saturday when Reading play Watford, but the chances are the best Morgan can hope for is a place on the bench.

Steve Coppell has dubbed the youngster as 'one for the future' but following his searing reserve team performance against Colchester last week you cannot help but think that Morgan may soon be ready for first team action.

With Nathan Tyson apparently on his way out, at the very least the winger-cum-forward will provide valuable back up for John Salako's not-so-young legs.

Whilst one would not expect a young footballer who has been released by lowly Colchester to be up to much, it seems that our latest recruit has a bit of a reputation. Speaking to Reading World, he revealed that Chelsea made an enquiry about his availability during the summer months.

Ironically, the former free agent could make his debut against Claudio Ranieri's expensively assembled team in our Carling Cup Fourth Round clash with the Blues next week.

"Chelsea rang me when I left Colchester," revealed Morgan.

"So when I see them next week for the Cup game I'll tell them I'm here now and hopefully I'll score a cracker against Carlo Cudicini!"

Morgan becomes the second player to join Reading since Steve Coppell took control of the club. The Royals manager will hope to further add to the squad in the coming weeks by bringing another striker.

However, Enfield-born Morgan could potentially be thrust into a forward line position as it is a position he has filled before.

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