Reading captain Paul McShane has declared that he remains committed to the club, denying reports that he has been transfer listed by the Royals.
The Reading Chronicle claimed on Monday that the 33-year-old was one of five players told that they could leave Berkshire this month as Jose Gomes looks to trim his squad. However, in a statement put out on Twitter on Wednesday evening, McShane dismissed suggestion, writing:
In response to a recent false report that I’ve been transfer listed by Reading FC, I would just like to add on record that this not the case. I continue to focus on my commitment to Reading FC as a player & captain and to get back fit as soon as possible. Since signing, my aim has always been to help Reading FC to success and having come close in 2017 it continues to be my aim.
It has been very frustrating to have only played 4 games since January 2018 due to injury but I will be back to help the team in every way I can.
Keep the faith.
McShane has not made an appearance since the 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers in August, in which he gave away to penalties to see Reading throw away a two goal lead. He had played in all of the Royals’ league games in 2018/19 up until that point.
The Chronicle also claimed that Vito Mannone, David Meyler, Dave Edwards and Marc McNulty have also been transfer listed. Edwards joined Shrewsbury Town yesterday, but the other names remain unconfirmed. Mannone’s recent comments suggest that he has indeed been told to move on, whilst the loan signings of Ovie Ejaria and Lewis Baker appear to all but bring an end to Meyler’s first team chances.