Hyam signs Reading deal

Reading defender Dom Hyam has signed his first professional contract with the Championship side.

The 17-year-old signed a three-year contract with the Royals on Monday.

Hyam is keen to feature for the Reading Under-21 side against QPR.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m a centre-half, I like to win my headers, defend well and score from set pieces as well – which is a bonus. I’m delighted to have signed – this is what all the hard work is for.

“Hopefully I’ll be involved in the Under-21s game, so it will be nice for supporters to come and watch us play. It would be a good opportunity to show the fans what I’ve got.”