The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paul El­li­son

READ­ING have se­cured the sig­na­ture of a proven Cham­pi­onship goal scorer in Yann Ker­mor­gant.

The 34-year-old French­man net­ted 17 times last sea­son as Bournemouth se­cured pro­mo­tion to the Premier League, form­ing a lethal part­ner­ship with Cal­lum Wil­son.

But op­por­tu­ni­ties have been lim­ited this sea­son with the Cher­ries and Read­ing man­ager Brian McDer­mott has cap­i­talised on the op­por­tu­nity.

Ker­mor­gant has signed a deal that will keep him at the Made­jski Sta­dium un­til 2017 and McDer­mott re­vealed his de­light at the deal.

“I’m de­lighted to get Yann, a player we have known about for a long time,” said the man­ager.

“In Yann we have an ex­pe­ri­enced striker with an ex­cel­lent record and a player who will be able to work with our young play­ers and be a good cen­tre for­ward in the team we are try­ing to de­velop here. I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him.”

Roy­als chief ex­ec­u­tive Nigel Howe added:“We are de­lighted to have signed Yann. He brings both a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence and an im­pres­sive goalscor­ing record.”

LETHAL: Yann Ker­mor­gant

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