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Reading FC Duo Agree To New Deals, Goalkeeper Loaned To Fylkir FC

This little piggy signs a new contract, and this little piggy goes to Iceland...

Yeah, we don't have a photo of either of these guys...
Yeah, we don't have a photo of either of these guys...

Right-back Tennai Watson and goalkeeper Lewis Ward have both agreed new contracts at Reading, with Ward immediately smuggled off to play in Iceland for a month.

Having had a good season with the Under-21s, the duo, both 19, have been given extensions for two-years in the case of Watson, while the club have not confirmed the period of stay for Ward, as he has only agreed to a new deal, rather than officially put pen to paper.

Fylkir FC, near Reykjavik, is the destination for the shot-stopper, with manager Hermann Hreidarsson a familiar face to English football, having played for the likes of Charlton and Portsmouth. He will remain in Iceland until June 26, for they are northern and play in the summer.

Meanwhile, Watson spoke to the official Reading website about his new deal.

"It's been a great day, I can't describe the feeling. I'm really looking forward to next season now."

"I'm a right-back, so clearly I focus on the defensive side of things, but I love to get forward too. I'm from West London originally and grew up playing football and been chopping and changing positions but right back is obviously where I've excelled recently.

"Working with Chris Gunter has been a great and with his international experience I've definitely been learning a lot from him.

"The step from U18s to U21s is pretty big but they ease you into it and it's the same philosophy that I've been taught from a young age. I think they've put me in good stead and now it's time to kick on and see where I can go.

"With the manager discussing building something long term and a new two year contract I'm hoping I can become part of those long term plans. I think the main thing for me is to come back in the pre-season firing and try kick on. I'm definitely hoping to be a part of it but that's obviously up to the manager and I have to prove myself on the pitch first."

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