With only Chris Gunter as a recognised right-back in the squad it's not a massive surprise to see Steve Clarke trying to tie down a backup option. His search has led him to a man who won a Player of the Season award during a Championship winning campaign, Kevin Foley.
Foley was a part of the Wolves team who won the Championship back in 2009, playing more than 200 times for the Midlands club in all competitions including over 80 games during Wolves three seasons in the Premier League. Sadly for the Republic of Ireland defender, Mick McCarthy's departure led to a dramatic drop in game time and he's only played a handful of games since the end of the 2012/13 season. The most recent of those games came with FC Copenhagen in Denmark but with his short-term contract now up, he's free to persue a move wherever he fancies.
That move had looked almost certain to be League One Shrewsbury but a late offer from Steve Clarke has since tempted the Irishman to try and win a contract at the Madejski Stadium.
At 31 he's by no means old and should be able to handle the rigours of a league he knows very well, he's also able to play in the midfield which is handy right about now. As mentioned, he's only really got Chris Gunter ahead of him and with Reading's abundance of loanees, he would stand a decent chance of pipping Andrew Taylor to be a recognised defensive option on the bench.
As for how good he is? Well we'll have to find out but he was part of only two teams to beat Reading's mighty 2005/06 side in the league with Luton so he can't be that bad right?