U's star Halford completes Reading move

COLCHESTER United star Greg Halford completed his move to Reading this evening for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Barclays Premiership club, keeping him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2010.

COLCHESTER United star Greg Halford completed his move to Reading this evening for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Barclays Premiership club, keeping him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2010.

The versatile Halford, an England Under-20 international, scored 24 goals in his 163 appearances for the Layer Road club.

Royals director of football Nick Hammond told his club's official website, www.readingfc.premiumtv.co.uk: "I am extremely pleased with this signing - we have beaten off competition from a number of clubs to bring Greg to Reading.

"He is an outstanding talent and a typical 'Reading' signing - young, hungry and with the ability to become an even better player than he already is.”

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