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George Legg To Leave Reading FC At The End Of The Season

He never made a senior appearance for the Royals.

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Academy goalkeeper George Legg has revealed that he will move on from Reading when his contract expires this summer.

The shot-stopper tweeted:

After 6 years at the club it’s time to move on. Just want to say thank you to everyone at @ReadingFC for the ups and downs throughout the years. Excited about the next chapter! Fully focused on finishing strong with Borehamwood!

Born in Reading, Legg joined the club in 2013 and signed a professional deal upon turning 18 the following year. Despite numerous appearances for the Under 23s in both the Premier League 2 and Checkatrade Trophy, he never played a senior game - the closest he came being eight appearances on the bench, including two this season against Millwall and Bristol City.

Instead, he has found first team football out on loan at no less than 11 different clubs: Holyport, Hendon, Dunstable Town, Chesham United, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Gosport Borough, Hungerford Town, Barnet, Aldershot Town, Braintree Town and currently Boreham Wood in the National League.

The decision to not renew his contract therefore makes sense from Reading’s point of considering Legg turns 23 at the end of this month and has only made three Football League appearances - for Barnet in League Two. Plus, there seems to be an endless number of academy goalkeepers at the club right now, most notably Lewis Ward and Luke Southwood.

Anssi Jaakkola, Paul McShane, John O’Shea, Danzell Gravenberch, Joey van den Berg and Callum Harriott are all also out of contract this summer.