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Reading Confirm Signing Of Michael Morrison

The centre-back left Birmingham earlier this summer.

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Reading have confirmed the signing of free agent Michael Morrison on a two year deal.

The centre-back was most recently the captain of Birmingham City, but was released by the Blues earlier this summer after over four years at the club.

Having come through Cambridge United’s academy before playing over 100 games for their first team, Morrison then played for Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic before moving to St. Andrew’s initially on loan and then permanently. To date he has 563 career appearances to his name and 35 goals.

The 31-year-old will add some much needed experience to Reading’s backline, with the departures of Paul McShane and John O’Shea, and the expiry of Matt Miazga’s loan, leaving Liam Moore as the only senior centre-back. Youngsters Tom McIntyre, Gabriel Osho and Akin Odimayo are all also in Spain on the pre-season tour.

Upon confirmation of the signing, Nigel Howe said:

“It was important we bolstered the defensive options available to José and, a two-time title winner who has captained a club in the Championship for the last four campaigns, Michael will be key in achieving a successful balance between youth and experience at Reading. I am very pleased to welcome Michael to our club.”