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Royals News Bites - 16th January

A summary of the main club news from this week.

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Cummings moves to Millwall - Reading Official Site

Shaun Cummings completed his transfer to Millwall on Monday after making 86 appearances for Reading, scoring one goal.  The official site dubs his performance on the right-wing away at Cardiff in the 2011 play-off semi final as his most memorable in a Reading shirt. Manager Steve Clarke thanks Shaun for his contributions to the club but says this was a good move for Cummings to get regular first team football, and also a good move for Reading as it doesn't substantially weaken the squad. As usual, the terms of the transfer are undisclosed.

Federici doesn't think he's at his best - Reading Official Site

Speaking after his man of the match performance against Middlesbrough and after picking up the December player of the month award, Adam Federici says he isn't playing at his best yet and knows he can still improve. He wants to keep improving to meet his goal of going to the next World Cup. He is also keen to stress that the whole defence, and not just himself, has been more solid in recent weeks, so he can't take all the credit for the clean sheets.

Guthrie says there's more to come - Reading Official Site

Our shape has improved a lot under Steve Clarke, says Danny Guthrie- but we now need to be braver in attack and pass the ball better. Guthrie is pleased to be back after a long period on the sidelines, and believes he can play anywhere across midfield or off the striker to help the side during the rest of the season.

Tshibola doing well at Hartlepool - Reading Official Site

Aaron Tshibola moved to Hartlepool on a initial months loan at the start of the month and has already made it into the League 1 team of the week after playing in a narrow loss to Wycombe, and helped Hartlepool to their first win in 13 games with a 2-0 win against Cheltenham at the weekend.

Reading enter partnership with West Berkshire Brewery - Reading Official Site

After a successful trial of the brewery's Good Old Boy at the end of last season, Reading have announced a deal with the local award-winning brewery to sell the bitter outside the East stand and in hospitality from the end of the month at the home game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Striker not what we need says Clarke - Reading Chronicle

With an average of just one goal a game across our last 16 matches, many fans are crying out for a new striker to bolster our frontline, but Steve Clarke says he doesn't have any priorities and any potential transfer target would have to complement what he has already got. He says there won't be any panic buying and that Simon Cox, Nick Blackman and Pavek Pogrebnyak will have enough goals between them. Nevertheless, he says they are looking to do transfer business but won't be doing anything silly.

5 strikers Reading should look at - Reading Post

Eoin Doyle, Chuba Akpan, Nahki Wells, Dwight Gayle and Glenn Murray are the Reading Post's top 5 suggestions for Steve Clarke's shopping list this January. Check out their analysis of this diverse group and what they could offer the Royals.

Reading are after Stoke's Robert Huth - Reading Post

30-year-old Stoke centre-back Robert Huth has been told he can leave Stoke and is being linked with Reading, Norwich and Watford. The defender is likely to move on loan after a long-term injury.

The squad can't wait for Fulham - Reading Official site

With the biggest away following of the season expected at Craven Cottage, Chris Gunter says the players are all asking around for tickets, with it being a short trip. He says the squad are looking to replicate what they did when they won there 4-2 in the Premier League a couple of seasons ago, and the squad travel to Fulham full of confidence. Gunter is also keen to stress that he is pleased to be back on the right-flank under Steve Clarke, and that the whole defence is more solid now than a few weeks back. Gunter says that if we can now and nick a few goals, it will be good for everyone, and praises the recent performances of Adam Federici as "nine times out of ten" he'll stop it for them.