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Reading sign defensive duo

Newly promoted club sign Adrian Mariappa and Chris Gunter

Jamaican international Adrian Mariappa made 247 appearances for Watford

Reading have completed the double signing of Adrian Mariappa from Watford and Chris Gunter from Nottingham Forest.

The defenders have both agreed three-year deals with Reading, who are one of the sides to win promotion to the Barclays Premier League last season.

"It's a great feeling to have signed," said Adrian.

"The Premier League is the best in the world, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to come here, try to work my way into the team and perform for Reading football club."

Key Points

  • Defender Adrian Mariappa signs for Reading
  • Fellow defender Chris Gunter also moves to the Royals
  • Both players have signed three-year deals at the club