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2014–15 Reading F.C. season

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. The season began with Nigel Adkins as manager; he was replaced by Steve Clarke in December.

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)
Highest home attendance 20,048 vs Brentford
(25 April 2015)[1]
Lowest home attendance 13,775 vs Rotherham United
(4 November 2014)[1]
Average home league attendance League, 17,022[1]
All, 16,835
(End of Season)
Home colours
Away colours

Contents

Season reviewEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

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.[2] 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.[3][4][5] On 30 May youngsters Michael Hector and Jake Taylor signed new two-year contracts with the option of a third.[6]

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.[7]

TransfersEdit

 
Ferdinand signed a two-year contract in August 2014, pictured playing for Antalyaspor in 2013

Readings first addition of the season was the signing of USA U-18 international Andrija Novakovich to their academy from USM.[8] On 7 August 2014, Simon Cox resigned for Reading, 6 years after he left the club, on a two-year contract from Nottingham Forest.[9] The following day Jamie Mackie signed on a season-long loan deal, also from Nottingham Forest.[10] On 11 August 2014, Reading confirmed the signing of Anton Ferdinand on a two-year contract.[11] Reading made their fourth permanent signing of the season on 21 August, signing Oliver Norwood to a three-year contract from Huddersfield Town.[12] 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.[13]

On 28 May 2014 Adam Le Fondre moved to Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee,[14] with Daniel Carriço following Le Fondre out of the club on 23 June 2014 after making his move to Sevilla permanent.[15] 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.[16] On 15 August, Sean Morrison followed le Fondre to Cardiff City.[17] On 29 August 2014, Alex McCarthy completed his move to QPR.[18] On transfer deadline day, Royston Drenthe joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until 2 January 2015.[19]

AugustEdit

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.[20] 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.[21] Reading won their next game, on 16 August, against Ipswich Town thanks to a Jake Taylor goal,[22] before losing their next two games, 2–1 at home to Huddersfield Town[23] and 4–0 away to Nottingham Forest.[24] 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,[25] and 1–0 away to Middlesbrough with Simon Cox scoring.[26]

SeptemberEdit

On 11 September, Legg extended his loan with Hendon for another month,[27] whilst on 12 September, Jonathan Henly moved to Welling United on loan until 1 January 2015.[28] 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.[29] 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.[30] 20 September saw Reading travel to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday, with the game ending in disappointment for Reading as they fell to a 1–0 defeat courtesy of a late Stevie May goal.[31] 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.[32] 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.[33] Reading ended September with a 3–3 home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the Reading goals coming from Michael Hector, Jake Taylor and Glenn Murray, whilst Nick Blackman was unfortunate to score an own goal.[34]

OctoberEdit

Reading started October with a 0–0 draw away to Leeds United on 1 October,[35] following it up three days later with a 3–1 away defeat to Brentford in which Simon Cox scored the only goal for Reading.[36] On 3 October, Garath McCleary signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2017.[37] 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.[38][39] 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.[40]

NovemberEdit

Reading started November with a 3–1 away defeat to Blackburn Rovers on 1 November, Glenn Murray scoring their only goal,[41] before following it up three days later with a 3–0 victory over Rotherham United thanks to Jamie Mackie and a Simon Cox double.[42] On 8 November Reading suffered a 1–0 home defeat to Charlton Athletic,[43] 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.[44] 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.[45]

Also during November, Slovenian defender Jure Travner joined the club on trial from Azerbaijan Premier League side FK Baku.[46]

DecemberEdit

 
Steve Clarke was appointed as the club's manager on 16 December.

Reading started the month with a 0–0 home draw against Bolton Wanderers on 6 December,[47] before a 6–1 away defeat to Birmingham City on 13 December.[48] Following the club's 6–1 defeat to Birmingham City, manager Nigel Adkins was sacked by the club on 15 December.[49] The following day Reading appointed Steve Clarke on a two-and-a-half year contract.[50]

Reading lost their first game with Steve Clarke as manager, a 1–0 home defeat to 10-man Watford on 20 December.[51] They followed this defeat up with a 2–2 away draw to Manager-less Brighton & Hove Albion on 26 December,[52] 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.[53]

Murray returned to Crystal Palace on 31 December following the completion of his loan deal.[54]

JanuaryEdit

On 2 January 2015, Aaron Tshibola moved to Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal,[55] 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.[56] 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,[57] setting up a Fourth Round trip to Cardiff City.[58] On 10 January Reading drew 0–0 at home to Middlesbrough,[59] in a game that saw Jem Karacan make his return from a long term knee-injury, coming on as an 86th-minute substitute for Jamie Mackie.[60] Defender Shaun Cummings left the club on 12 January, moving to Millwall two days later for an undisclosed fee.[61] 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.[62] On 22 January, Reading signed Jure Travner on a contract with the club till the end of the season,[63] and Nathaniel Chalobah on loan till the end of the season from Chelsea,[64] whilst youngster Craig Tanner signed a new contract till the summer of 2017 and joined AFC Wimbledon on a season-long youth loan.[65] The next day Royston Drenthe left club, signing for Kayseri Erciyesspor of the Turkish Süper Lig on a permanent basis.[66] 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.[67]

On 27 January, Reading traveled to Millwall, playing out a 0–0 draw that saw them remain in 18th position.[68] 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,[69] and midfielder Aaron Tshibola extended his stay at Hartlepool United till the end of the season.[70] 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.[71]

FebruaryEdit

On transfer deadline day, 2 February, Reading signed Yakubu on a contract until the end of the season,[72] whilst Georgian defender Lasha Dvali joined Turkish Süper Lig side Kasımpaşa on loan till the end of the season.[73] Youngster Dominic Hyam left the club on a one-month youth loan deal on 4 February, joining Hemel Hempstead Town.[74] On 7 February Reading traveled to Wolverhampton Wanderers, winning 2–1 after goals from Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny Williams.[75] Three days later, Reading hosted Leeds United in a game that the visitors won 2–0.[76] On 14 February Reading defeated Derby County 2–1 in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup,[77] before losing 0–1 at home to Wigan Athletic three days later.[78] On 21 February Reading registered another away win, winning 1–0 away to Ipswich Town thanks to a 14th-minute goal by Jamie Mackie,[79] before falling to defeat against Huddersfield Town 3-0 three days later.[80]

MarchEdit

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.[81] On 7 March Reading played their FA Cup quarter final match against League One team Bradford City, drawing 0–0 at Valley Parade.[82] 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.[83] On 12 March, Zat Knight signed a short-term contract until the end of the season.[84] Reading lost their next Championship game 4–1, away to Watford on 14 March,[85] before defeating Bradford City 3–0 in their FA Cup Quarter Final Replay to set up a Semi Final against Arsenal.[86] On 18 March youngster George McLennan joined Hayes & Yeading United on loan till the end of the season.[87] On 24 March young goalkeeper Daniel Lincoln joined Nuneaton Town on a seven-day loan deal,[88] with Nathan Aké joining Reading on an initial one-month loan a day later,[89] 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 26 March.[90][91][92] On 27 March, Reading exercised an option in Chris Gunter's contract to keep the player for another year.[93]

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.[94]

AprilEdit

Reading started April with a 1–1 home draw against Cardiff City on 4 April, Pavel Pogrebnyak gave Reading an early lead, before Conor McAleny scored a 90th-minute equaliser.[95] Reading drew their second game in a row on 7 April, away to Blackpool. Jamie O'Hara gave Blackpool an early lead from the penalty spot, after a Zat Knight shirt pull, with a Grant Hall own goal just after half-time leveling the teams.[96] On 11 April Reading played Blackburn Rovers in a one-off kit design, designed by a young fan Ryan Duval. The game ended 0–0, the third Reading draw in a row, and also marked the first start for Jem Karacan in over a year and a half.[97] Reading suffered their first defeat of the month on 14 April, 1–0 at home to Bournemouth.[98] Reading's away game with Rotherham United on 18 April was postponed until 28 April,[99] due to Reading's FA Cup Semi-Final tie with Arsenal. Alexis Sánchez gave Arsenal the lead shortly before halftime, with Garath McCleary equalising in the 54th minute to level the game and take the match to extra-time. Sánchez scored his second of the game, and the winner, on the stroke of half-time in extra time, after his weak shot was spilled over the line by Adam Federici.[100][101] Reading's next game was at home to Birmingham City on 22 April, which Reading lost 1–0 to a late Clayton Donaldson goal.[102] This was also Nathan Aké's last game for Reading as he returned to Chelsea following the game.[103] On 25 April, Reading hosted Brentford in their last home game of the season. Reading went down 2–0 after goals from Alan Judge and James Tarkowski.[104] After the game Adam Federici was named the clubs Player of the Season.[105] Reading's last game of April was their rearranged game away to Rotherham United on 28 April. Reading lost the match, their fifth in a row, 2–1 with Matt Derbyshire and Lee Frecklington scoring a quick-fire double in the second half before a late Oliver Norwood goal gave Reading their consolation goal.[106]

MayEdit

Reading won their final game of the season, and first since 10 March, on 2 May away to Derby County 3–0. Kwesi Appiah opened the scoring in the second minute, his first for the club, before Michael Hector scored the second midway through the second half and a late Garath McCleary penalty sealed the victory.[107]

On 21 May Reading released senior players Zat Knight, Jure Travner, Danny Guthrie, Ryan Edwards and Yakubu. Whilst youth players Daniel Lincoln, Jonathan Henly, Aleksandar Gogic, and George McLennan also left the club.[108]

TransfersEdit

SquadEdit

As of match played 2 May 2015[126]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age[N 1]) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Adam Federici   GK (1985-01-31)31 January 1985 (aged 30) Torres 2005 2015[127] 245 1
31 Mikkel Andersen   GK (1988-12-17)17 December 1988 (aged 26) AB Copenhagen 2007 2015[128] 5 0
40 Stuart Moore   GK (1994-09-08)8 September 1994 (aged 20) Academy 2013 [108] 0 0
41 Daniel Lincoln   GK (1995-05-26)26 May 1995 (aged 19) Academy 2013 0 0
42 Jonathan Henly[N 2]   GK (1994-06-07)7 June 1994 (aged 20) Academy 2012 2015[129] 0 0
Defenders
2 Chris Gunter   RB (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 25) Nottingham Forest 2012 2016[93][130] 114 1
3 Stephen Kelly   RB (1983-09-06)6 September 1983 (aged 31) Fulham 2013 2015[131] 52 1
4 Anton Ferdinand   CB (1985-02-18)18 February 1985 (aged 30) Antalyaspor 2014 2016[11] 2 0
5 Alex Pearce[N 3]   CB (1988-11-09)9 November 1988 (aged 26) Academy 2006 2015[132] 240 15
15 Michael Hector[N 4]   CB (1992-07-19)19 July 1992 (aged 22) Academy 2010 2016[6] 58 3
24 Zat Knight   CB (1980-05-02)2 May 1980 (aged 35) Colorado Rapids 2015 2015[84] 2 0
26 Pierce Sweeney   CB (1994-09-11)11 September 1994 (aged 20) Bray Wanderers 2012 [108] 0 0
29 Jure Travner   LB (1985-09-28)28 September 1985 (aged 29) FK Baku 2015 2015[63] 1 0
32 Sean Long   RB (1995-04-02)2 April 1995 (aged 20) Academy 2013 2016[133] 1 0
33 Shane Griffin   LB (1994-09-08)8 September 1994 (aged 20) Academy 2013 2016[133] 0 0
34 Niall Keown   RB (1995-04-05)5 April 1995 (aged 20) Academy 2013 2 0
35 Jake Cooper   CB (1995-02-03)3 February 1995 (aged 20) Academy 2013 2016[134] 19 2
Robert Dickie   DF (1996-03-03)3 March 1996 (aged 19) Academy 2014 0 0
Dominic Hyam   DF (1995-12-20)20 December 1995 (aged 19) Academy 2014 2016[135] 0 0
George McLennan   DF (1995-12-10)10 December 1995 (aged 19) Academy 2014 0 0
Nana Owusu   DF (1996-02-27)27 February 1996 (aged 19) Academy 2014 2016[133] 0 0
Lasha Dvali   DF (1995-05-14)14 May 1995 (aged 19) Skonto 2013 0 0
Midfielders
6 Oliver Norwood   CM (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 24) Huddersfield Town 2014 2017[12] 42 1
8 Danny Guthrie   CM (1987-04-18)18 April 1987 (aged 28) Newcastle United 2012 2015[136] 69 5
9 Hal Robson-Kanu[N 5]   LW (1989-05-21)21 May 1989 (aged 25) Academy 2007 2016[137] 192 25
11 Jordan Obita   LW (1993-12-08)8 December 1993 (aged 21) Academy 2010 2017[138] 88 1
12 Garath McCleary[N 6]   RW (1987-05-15)15 May 1987 (aged 27) Nottingham Forest 2012 2017[37][139] 110 11
14 Nathaniel Chalobah[N 7]   CM (1994-12-12)12 December 1994 (aged 20) loan from Chelsea 2015 2015[64] 20 1
16 Hope Akpan[N 8]   CM (1991-08-14)14 August 1991 (aged 23) Crawley Town 2013 2016[140] 63 1
17 Ryan Edwards   MF (1993-11-17)17 November 1993 (aged 21) Australian Institute of Sport 2011 2015[141] 10 0
18 Aaron Tshibola   CM (1995-01-02)2 January 1995 (aged 20) Academy 2013 2016[142] 1 0
21 Jem Karacan[N 9]   CM (1989-02-21)21 February 1989 (aged 26) Academy 2007 2015[143] 175 12
23 Danny Williams[N 10]   CM (1989-03-08)8 March 1989 (aged 26) Hoffenheim 2013 2017[144] 63 4
25 Jake Taylor[N 11]   MF (1991-12-01)1 December 1991 (aged 23) Academy 2009 2016[6] 36 3
28 Aaron Kuhl   MF (1996-01-30)30 January 1996 (aged 19) Academy 2014 2016[145] 8 0
37 Jack Stacey   MF (1996-04-06)6 April 1996 (aged 19) Academy 2014 2016[145] 6 0
38 Liam Kelly   MF (1995-11-22)22 November 1995 (aged 19) Academy 2014 2016[146] 0 0
39 Tarique Fosu   MF (1995-11-05)5 November 1995 (aged 19) Academy 2014 1 0
Conor Shaughnessy   MF (1996-06-30)30 June 1996 (aged 18) Academy 2014 0 0
Samúel Friðjónsson   MF (1996-02-22)22 February 1996 (aged 19) Academy 2013[147] 2015 0 0
Forwards
7 Pavel Pogrebnyak   FW (1983-11-08)8 November 1983 (aged 31) Fulham 2012 2016[148] 108 29
10 Simon Cox[N 12]   FW (1987-04-28)28 April 1987 (aged 28) Nottingham Forest 2014 2016[9] 52 8
19 Jamie Mackie[N 13]   FW (1985-09-22)22 September 1985 (aged 29) Loan from Nottingham Forest 2014 2015[10] 39 6
20 Yakubu   FW (1982-11-22)22 November 1982 (aged 32) Al Rayyan 2015 2015[72] 11 1
22 Nick Blackman   FW (1989-11-11)11 November 1989 (aged 25) Sheffield United 2013 2016[149] 84 9
27 Craig Tanner   FW (1994-10-27)27 October 1994 (aged 20) Academy 2013 2017[65] 5 1
30 Dominic Samuel   FW (1994-04-01)1 April 1994 (aged 21) Academy 2012 [108] 2 0
36 Andrija Novakovich   FW (1996-09-21)21 September 1996 (aged 18) University School of Milwaukee 2014 2 0
44 Kwesi Appiah   FW (1990-09-12)12 September 1990 (aged 24) loan from Crystal Palace 2015 2015 6 1

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
6   DF Sean Morrison (to Cardiff City)[17]
20   GK Alex McCarthy (to Queens Park Rangers)[18]
20   FW Glenn Murray (returned to Crystal Palace after loan)[54]
No. Position Player
24   DF Shaun Cummings (to Millwall)[61]
43   DF Nathan Aké (returned to Chelsea after loan)[103]
  MF Royston Drenthe (to Kayseri Erciyesspor)[66]

Pre-seasonEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
2014–15 Championship 19 9 August 2014 2 May 2015
League Cup First round Fifth round 12 August 2013 23 September 2014
FA Cup Third round Semi-finals 3 January 2015 18 April 2015

Last updated: 2014
Source: Competitions

ChampionshipEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Fulham 46 14 10 22 62 83 −21 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 13 12 21 54 67 −13 51
19 Reading 46 13 11 22 48 69 −21 50
20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 10 17 19 44 54 −10 47
21 Rotherham United 46 11 16 19 46 67 −21 46[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 2015. Source: Sky Sports
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Rotherham United were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.[150]

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 13 11 22 48 68  −20 50 8 5 10 24 24  0 5 6 12 24 44  −20

Last updated: 2 May 2015.
Source: Reading FC

Results by matchdayEdit

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 L L W
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 19 19 19 19
Last updated: 2 May 2015.
Source: BBC Sport

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

MatchesEdit

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

As of match played 2 May 2015

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Adam Federici 49 0 43 0 5 0 1 0
2 DF   Chris Gunter 45 0 38 0 4 0 3 0
3 DF   Stephen Kelly 18 0 14+1 0 2+1 0 0 0
4 DF   Anton Ferdinand 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF   Alex Pearce 49 0 39+1 0 6 0 3 0
6 MF   Oliver Norwood 42 2 32+6 1 3+1 1 0 0
7 FW   Pavel Pogrebnyak 34 8 18+9 7 5 0 2 1
9 MF   Hal Robson-Kanu 36 4 26+3 1 5+1 3 1 0
10 FW   Simon Cox 43 8 28+9 8 2+1 0 2+1 0
11 MF   Jordan Obita 51 0 43 0 6 0 2 0
12 MF   Garath McCleary 30 3 22+4 1 3+1 2 0 0
14 MF   Nathaniel Chalobah 20 1 15 1 5 0 0 0
15 DF   Michael Hector 49 3 40+1 3 6 0 2 0
16 MF   Hope Akpan 24 0 14+6 0 0+2 0 1+1 0
17 MF   Ryan Edwards 10 0 4+3 0 0 0 1+2 0
19 FW   Jamie Mackie 38 6 18+14 5 4 1 2 0
20 FW   Yakubu 11 1 3+4 0 0+4 1 0 0
21 MF   Jem Karacan 9 1 5+3 1 0+1 0 0 0
22 FW   Nick Blackman 43 5 16+21 3 1+3 1 2 1
23 MF   Danny Williams 31 1 21+4 1 6 0 0 0
24 DF   Zat Knight 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF   Pierce Sweeney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF   Aaron Kuhl 8 0 3+3 0 0 0 2 0
29 DF   Jure Travner 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 GK   Mikkel Andersen 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
32 DF   Sean Long 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
33 DF   Shane Griffin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF   Niall Keown 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF   Jake Cooper 19 2 9+6 2 0+2 0 1+1 0
36 FW   Andrija Novakovich 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF   Jack Stacey 6 0 2+4 0 0 0 0 0
38 MF   Liam Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF   Tarique Fosu 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
44 FW   Kwesi Appiah 6 1 2+4 1 0 0 0 0
DF   Nana Owusu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Conor Shaughnessy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players away from the club on loan:
8 MF   Danny Guthrie 11 0 2+7 0 1 0 1 0
18 MF   Aaron Tshibola 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF   Jake Taylor 25 3 14+8 2 0 0 1+2 1
27 FW   Craig Tanner 5 1 0+3 0 0 0 1+1 1
30 FW   Dominic Samuel 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
40 GK   Stuart Moore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 GK   Daniel Lincoln 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 GK   Jonathan Henly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Robert Dickie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Dominic Hyam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   George McLennan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:
6 DF   Sean Morrison 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
20 GK   Alex McCarthy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 FW   Glenn Murray 18 8 18 8 0 0 0 0
24 DF   Shaun Cummings 7 1 4+1 1 0 0 2 0
43 DF   Nathan Aké 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Royston Drenthe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goal scorersEdit

As of match played 2 May 2014[152]
Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW   20 Glenn Murray 8 0 0 8
FW   10 Simon Cox 8 0 0 8
FW   7 Pavel Pogrebnyak 7 0 1 8
4 FW   19 Jamie Mackie 5 1 0 6
4 FW   22 Nick Blackman 3 1 1 5
6 MF   9 Hal Robson-Kanu 1 3 0 4
7 DF   15 Michael Hector 3 0 0 3
MF   25 Jake Taylor 2 0 1 3
MF   12 Garath McCleary 1 2 0 3
10 DF   35 Jake Cooper 2 0 0 2
MF   6 Oliver Norwood 1 1 0 2
12 DF   24 Shaun Cummings 1 0 0 1
DF   6 Sean Morrison 1 0 0 1
MF   14 Nathaniel Chalobah 1 0 0 1
MF   23 Danny Williams 1 0 0 1
MF   21 Jem Karacan 1 0 0 1
FW   44 Kwesi Appiah 1 0 0 1
Own goal 1 0 0 1
FW   20 Yakubu 0 1 0 1
FW   27 Craig Tanner 0 0 1 1
Total 48 9 4 61

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of match played 2 May 2015[153]
Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
               
1   GK Adam Federici 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2   DF Chris Gunter 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
3   DF Stephen Kelly 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
5   DF Alex Pearce 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
6   MF Oliver Norwood 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
7   FW Pavel Pogrebnyak 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
8   MF Danny Guthrie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9   MF Hal Robson-Kanu 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
10   FW Simon Cox 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
11   MF Jordan Obita 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
12   MF Garath McCleary 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
14   MF Nathaniel Chalobah 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
15   DF Michael Hector 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
16   MF Hope Akpan 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
19   FW Jamie Mackie 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
20   FW Glenn Murray 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
22   FW Nick Blackman 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23   MF Danny Williams 6 1 3 0 0 0 9 1
24   DF Shaun Cummings 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25   MF Jake Taylor 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
28   MF Aaron Kuhl 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
35   DF Jake Cooper 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 80 2 9 0 4 0 93 2

AwardsEdit

Player of the YearEdit

[105] Nationality Award
Won   Adam Federici
Nominated   Jamie Mackie
Nominated   Michael Hector

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Age as of the end of the season
  2. ^ Henly was born in Woking, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his mother, making his international debut for the Scottish U-19 side in May 2013.
  3. ^ 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 on to represent Ireland at full international level on 11 September 2012.
  4. ^ Hector was born in East Ham, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in June 2015.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ McCleary was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in February 2013.
  7. ^ Chalobah was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, but qualified to represent England through residency, representing England at U-16 to U-21.
  8. ^ Akpan was born in Liverpool, England, but qualified to represent Nigeria through his parents, making his international debut for Nigeria in October 2014.
  9. ^ Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth level.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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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