• Ryan Sheehan

Marco De Sousa signs for First Team

Young Cityzen Marco De Sousa progresses from Under 23s to First Team ahead of the 2020/21 Season.

Here at Reading City Football Club we always love to see our players progressing through the ranks and as a club are committed to providing youngsters with a fantastic pathway into senior football starting with Children aged 4 to 7 on Sunday Mornings at our Development Centre to our Under 18s.

We are therefore delighted to announce that Marco De Sousa has signed for the First Team progressing from our Under 23s having initially joined the club through our partnership with John Madejski Academy's Football Performance Programme for 16-19 year old boys.

Many of you will know that Marco was a familiar name on the first team's teamsheet last season having made multiple appearances for Simon Johnson's team after impressing whilst playing for our Under 23s.

A big thank you must go to Deano Jones who manages our Under 23s for the hard work he does preparing our youngsters for the first team, we look forward to seeing how Marco continues to progress next season.

We spoke to First Team Manager Simon Johnson about Marco signing for the first team, here's what he had to say:

‘Marco is another player who has progressed through our u23 set up with Deano. He made numerous appearances for the first team last season and will hopefully continue that form into next season. He is another young talent we have within our club and we look forward to seeing him progress again this season.

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