Patrick Reading Player Profile
Debut: Exeter City (A, 1-2), 08/02/2020
It seems Graham Westley had decided he wanted a new left back before the January 2020 transfer window shut – and Patrick Reading was that man. In what felt like a bit of wheeler-dealer activity, out went Chris Stokes and in came the young Scottish player. Reading was one of two permanent additions to the Boro’ squad that day; coming in at the same time as Canice Carroll. And he had his work cut out too; Reading joining us in time to boost our bid for League Two survival. The challenge was for him to make the left back spot his own.
Patrick Reading: Before Boro’
From one Boro’ to another; Reading came to us from Middlesbrough, the club at which he had climbed the ranks. But he didn’t quite breakthrough into the first team. Indeed, he was shaping up for a loan move away from the club in November 2019. The National League and the Scottish leagues were both mentioned. Such a move never happened, however. Not that we should be too down about it, of course. It meant that, come the January 2020 window, there was a chance for us to come in and snap him up.
Reading has also been capped for Scotland U21s and contributes to the League Football Education blog.