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Revealed: Reading FC 2015/16 Squad Numbers

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The official squad numbers of the 2015/16 season have been revealed, with Jonathan Bond picking up the number one shirt and Michael Hector given number eight.

English goalkeeper bond will take the number 1 shirt this season
English goalkeeper bond will take the number 1 shirt this season
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The numbers are much changed from last season, with centre-back Hector, Simon Cox and Anton Ferdinand all moving to new notches on the squad list. Cox's 31 is a nod to numbers previous at Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion - as opposed to his importance to Steve Clarke. The same goes for new goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi, who has deliberately chosen the 26 shirt.

Here they are in full:

1 Jonathan Bond
2 Chris Gunter
3 Andrew Taylor
5 Paul McShane
6 Oliver Norwood
7 Pavel Pogrebnyak
8 Michael Hector
9 Hal Robson-Kanu
10 Orlando Sa
11 Jordan Obita
12 Garath McCleary
13 Reading Fans
15 Anton Ferdinand
16 Hope Akpan
18 Aaron Tshibola
21 Stephen Quinn
22 Nick Blackman
23 Danny Williams
24 Pierce Sweeney
25 Jake Taylor
26 Ali Al-Habsi
28 Aaron Kuhl
30 Dominic Samuel
31 Simon Cox
32 Sean Long
33 Shane Griffin
34 Niall Keown
35 Jake Cooper
36 Andrija Novakovich
37 Jack Stacey
39 Tariqe Fosu
40 Stuart Moore
45 Dominic Hyam

Here we see how new signings take up positions in the list; Orlando Sa is 10, Stephen Quinn takes the 14 shirt, Paul McShane is 5 and latest arrival Andrew Taylor takes 3. Reading Fans everywhere remain number 13. However, whoever assigned the numbers clearly didn't read Tom's predictions!

Interestingly, numbers 4, 14 and 17 have been left free, so plenty of room for new signings. The numbers are actually the same as we found during the Espanyol friendly last weekend.

What do you make of the numbers? Does a centre-back at number 8 make your skin crawl? Comment below.