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Reading FC’s Season So Far In Numbers

Here are some random, yet mildly interesting, stats about the Royals’ campaign.

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-1: Reading’s goal difference, having scored 18 and conceded 19.

1: The number of Under-17 World Cup winners’ medals on display in the Loader household.

1.4: Sone Aluko, John Swift and Liam Kelly are the most creative players with this number of key passes per game.

2: November’s 4-2 win at Pride Park was just the second time that Reading have scored four goals in a single competitive match under Jaap Stam.

2.9: Summer signing Dave Edwards makes the most tackles per game of anyone in the squad.

3: Fellow arrival Aluko has set up the most league goals - all coming in consecutive games (Hull at home, Millwall away, Norwich home).

3: Modou Barrow is Reading’s top scorer, having found the net against Aston Villa, Leeds United and Derby County.

5: Jaap Stam has handed debuts to five academy graduates this season. Can you name them? Answers below.

7: The number of summer signings Reading made.

8: Andrija Novakovich is the highest scoring Royal in any senior league.

8: Across August and September this year, the Royals had the second highest number of academy players called up to England’s u16s and u17s*.

10.5: Reading’s shots per game, the second lowest in the league.

13: Our academy is, statistically, the 13th most productive in the country.

15.1: Jaap Stam’s side win just 15.1 aerial duels per game, the second worst in the division.

25: The Royals play just a quarter of their football in the opposition’s third during league matches, the joint second lowest in the division.

26: The number of yellow cards that have been dished out to Reading players in the league.

33: How many Royals have featured in a first team squad in the league or cup.

55.6: Reading’s average league possession.

59: Jordan Obita played just 59 minutes of league football before his season-ending injury.

60.5: Paul McShane makes the most passes per game.

85: Chris Gunter has, as of Tuesday night, equalled the record for outfield apps for Wales.

87: Ajax academy graduate Pelle Clement has the best pass completion rate in the squad.

500: Jaap Stam passed 500 days in charge of Reading on Monday 13th.

1350: Liam Moore and Vito Mannone are tied for total league minutes.

16,995: the average attendance at the Mad Stad this season.

Stats mostly from WhoScored, but the last one came from WorldFootball.Net

*According to FourFourTwo.

Academy graduates: Omar Richards, Sam Smith, Andy Rinomhota, Axel Andresson and Danny Loader.