As the new season draws ever nearer, the Premier League new comers will all be looking to survive. One of these clubs is Reading, with high expectations placed upon their shoulders surely we can look forward to an exciting season. The summer transfer market is always a busy time and this year is no different, but Reading have shown their intentions making six signings already in the shape of:
Adrian Marriappa (Watford, £2.5m)
Pierce Sweeney (Bray Wanderers, Undisclosed)
Pavel Progrebnyak (Fulham, Free)
Danny Guthrie (Newcastle, Free)
Garath McCleary (Nottingham Forest, Free)
Nicky Shorey (West Brom, Free)
Their activity in the transfer market signals the Royals intent; survival in the Premier League is a must. With signings like these we have to wonder, is there more to come?
We have seen many teams struggle in their first season in the Premier League, although Reading have history at this level, they will no doubt be calling on their experience to help them through.
With the likes of Norwich, Southampton, QPR, Swansea and West Ham joining the possible fight, we may well be in for a nail biting season. Can Reading match their best Premier League finish of 9th back in 2007, or will they be left in a relegation dogfight?
With a myriad of talent within the league it is hard to make any prediction, one thing is for certain – we can expect excitement and heartbreak as always with the Premier League.