Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Royals Snap Up Striker

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Royals Snap Up Striker

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STRIKER Jason Roberts has today signed an 18-month contract with Reading.

It brings to an end Roberts' five-and-a-half-year stint with Blackburn where he made over 150 appearances, scoring 29 goals.

The 34-year-old had fallen out of favour under Rovers boss Steve Kean due to a contract dispute, with the last of his 12 appearances this season just under seven weeks ago.

Despite a troubled last few weeks, with Roberts declaring his frustration at his lack of football, he leaves Ewood Park on good terms.

Via his Twitter account, he said: "I have enjoyed every moment of my time at the club. I have so many friends at the club that I will always want the best for BRFC. I wish the fans, staff and players success now and forever."

Royals chairman Sir John Madejski believes manager Brian McDermott has pulled off a transfer coup.

Speaking on the club's website, he said: "I am delighted a man of Jason Roberts' calibre has decided to sign for Reading. …

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