Young Cityzen Nathan Jones 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 Nathan Jones who is a product of our youth system has joined for the First Team. Nathan initially joined our Under 14s and has worked his way up to the senior set-up, over the past two season's we've seen him feature for our Under 23s managed by his dad, Deano Jones as well as making a number of appearances for the first team. Despite having offers from other clubs, at a higher level this summer, he has decided to remain Cityzen.
He has already gained experience in men’s football through the u23’s and first-team appearances in the last 2 seasons. He had offers elsewhere at higher levels but has decided to stay with us and will be a great addition. He will have a big future ahead of him and we are excited to see what he can produce.
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 Nathan progresses next season.
We spoke to First Team Manager Simon Johnson about Nathan signing for the first team, here's what he had to say:
"Nathan is a product of our youth system having played for the club since under 14’s and worked his way up. He has already gained experience in men’s football through the u23’s and first team appearances in the last 2 seasons. He had offers elsewhere at higher levels but has decided to stay with us and will be a great addition. He will have a big future ahead of him and we are excited to see what he can produce".
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