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Reading sign 'keeper Stuart Taylor

August 20, 2012
By ESPN staff

Reading have completed the signing of former Arsenal and Manchester City goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on a one-year contract.

Stuart Taylor plays for Reading in a friendly at AFC Wimbledon
PA PhotosStuart Taylor, seen here playing for Reading in a friendly at AFC Wimbledon

Taylor, 31, has been training with the Royals since being released by City at the end of last season, and the newly-promoted Berkshire club have been keen to sign him as cover for first choice Adam Federici.

And after fellow 'keeper Mikkel Andersen completed a one-month loan move to Portsmouth, the Madejski Stadium club finalised the Taylor switch.

Nick Hammond, Reading's director of football, told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed Stuart. He is a very experienced goalkeeper at the top level, and having him here allows us to loan Mikkel Andersen out and get him some games.

"Mikkel was very patient last year. He is an outstanding goalkeeper and did a great service to the team last season supporting Adam Federici, so he has fully earned the opportunity to go and play."