The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

OMAR Richards has al­ready made an impact this sea­son at Read­ing, but boss Jaap Stam in­sists there is much more to come from the de­fender.

Richards, 19, signed a new deal this week that will keep him at the club un­til the sum­mer of 2021.

Af­ter Richards played in the league vic­tory over Derby last month, Stam has moved quickly to tie down the young­ster.

“Omar is a left-back with a lot of qual­ity on the ball, pace and real drive go­ing for­ward,” he said.

“He still needs to learn and im­prove, but he’s al­ready show­ing what he can do and is knock­ing on the door of the first team.”

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