Oster pens new deal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading winger John Oster has signed a new one-year contract with the club.
Reading winger John Oster has signed a new one-year contract with the Premiership new boys.
The Wales international made 43 appearances for the Berkshire club last season, having joined The Royals on a free transfer from Championship side Burnley last summer.
The former Grimsby Town winer brings Premiership experience to Steve Coppell's squad for the coming season, having enjoyed spells at Everton and Sunderland during his career to date.
Oster hopes to provide more of an impact to The Madejski Stadium club, as they embark on their inaugural season in the top flight.
"I didn't play too many games last season, but it's a new start next season and we'll see how things go," Oster told the club's official website.
"It's exciting to know that we're going into The Premiership, we've got a good squad that the manager believes in and hopefully we'll have a good season. I'm raring to go."
Another Reading player to sign a 12-month contract at the club is Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici.
The 21-year-old was on non-contract terms with The Royals last season and his new deal will allow him to act as cover for fellow custodians Marcus Hahnemann and Graham Stack.
Four youth trainees, meanwhile, have earned one-year professional deals with the club.
The striking pair of Jonathan Hayes and Pierre Joseph-Dubois, along with midfielder Scott Davies and goalkeeper Ben Hamer have all signed 12-month deals.
Defender Curtis Ujah, meanwhile, has penned a three-month contract with the club.