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Reading FC Moving Quickly In Hunt For Federici Replacement

With the news that Adam Federici has departed Reading still fresh in the air, the Royals are seemingly moving quickly in replacing the Aussie, with Swindon Town's Wes Foderingham reportedly in talks with the club.

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The 24-year-old has held the number one jersey in Wiltshire since joining on loan in 2011 - a move made permanent the following summer. In that time he has helped the Robins to the League Two title as well as a League One play-off final, last weekend's 4-0 loss at the hands of Preston North End. He was also named in the divison's team of the year in 2013/14.

In a similar position to ex-Royal Federici, Foderingham now finds himself out of contract and with plenty of suitors in the division above. According to GetReading, the keeper-less Reading are in talks with the ex-Fulham man over a free transfer to the Madejski Stadium.

Interestingly, the former England youth international claimed in an interview after Sunday's play-off defeat that he is "99% sure" to be leaving the County Ground in the summer. Since then, Foderingham has back-tracked somewhat but it is hard to see how he won't end up in the Championship for 2015/16, be that with Reading or another side.

If Foderingham signs for the Royals he will be the first player to make the short trip down the M4 to join Reading from Swindon since Sean Morrison in 2011.

In other news, ex-Reading defender Nathan Ake is reportedly set to join Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Chelsea.