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Royals News Bites - April 1st

News Bites 01/04/2011

New contract for young midfielder Lawson D'Ath - Reading OS

The OS details the new two year contract handed out to 18 year old midfielder Lawson D'Ath, an Academy graduate who has been involved in a couple of matchday squads for the first team this year.

Royals boss hails 'legend' Kitson - The News - Portsmouth

Local Pompy paper has some quotes from Brian McDermott about former Royals Dave Kitson and Ibrahima Sonko who could feature in Saturday's game with Pompy.

Shane Long won't be distracted by transfer talk - Get Reading

Jonny Fordham talks to Shane Long who said he won't be distracted by any transfer speculation, despite reported interest from Newcastle. Long also has some nice words to say about Brian's new deal.

Robson-Kanu in talks over new deal - Get Reading

Another one from Jonny, this time revealing contract talks between the club and Welsh winger Hal-Robson Kanu over a new contract. Also a brief update on the contract situations of Jay Tabb, Zurab Khizanishvili, Brynjar Gunnarsson and Ivar Ingimarsson.

It's All Our Yesterday's at the Mad Stad - Reading Guide

The Reading guide takes a look ahead to tomorrows game focussing on the number of former Royals and former Reading residents who'll be coming to town.

Pierre-Dubois aims to reignite career - Uxbridge Gazzete

At the other end of the young prospect scale, it's interesting to me to see how quickly some prospects can fall. The former Academy youngster dropped out of football for a while all together before getting a call from fellow former Academy player Adam Bygrave.