Blackman switches to Reading

Reading have completed the signing of forward Nick Blackman from Sheffield United on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Last Updated: 30/01/13 at 19:12 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Mats Hummels remains fully committed to Borussia Dortmund

Post comment

Mats Hummels flattered to be attracting interest from across Europe but has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund.

Transfer news: Rotherham defender Danny Rowe could make Wycombe return

Post comment

If Danny Rowe departs Rotherham again this season it will only be to Wycombe, according to Millers boss Steve Evans.

All Articles

Nick Blackman: Signs for Reading from Sh

Nick Blackman: Signs for Reading from Sh

Reading have announced that they have completed the signing of Sheffield United striker Nick Blackman

Blackman has impressed for the Blades since he moved from Aberdeen last summer, scoring 14 goals for the npower League One club.

Crystal Palace lodged a bid for the 23-year-old last week, but the lure of Barclays Premier League football means the striker has opted to join the Royals instead.

Blackman, who is reported to have cost the Royals £1.2million, is a guest of honour at the club's home game against Chelsea tonight.

The Bury-born striker spent three and a half years at Blackburn before moving to Scotland in 2011.

He is Reading's fourth signing of the January window, following Stephen Kelly, Daniel Caricco and Hope Akpan in to Brian McDermott's relegation-threatened squad.

"I'm really looking forward to it and I'm very excited," Blackman told Reading's official website.

"I met the gaffer last night, he was fantastic with me and I couldn't have asked any more from him and Nicky Hammond. I can't wait to play - hopefully I can try and get involved as soon as possible."

"We're very pleased to get him," Reading boss McDermott said.

"He had options elsewhere but he knows that we try to develop our players and get them better. He's played a lot of games, and has so much more to come.

"He can play in three or four positions - up front, either one of the wide areas and off the striker. I believe he can play off the striker, I spoke to him about that last night.

"He's another player that's hungry, wants to learn and wants to improve. His goalscoring record is getting better, better and better every year. He takes set plays, so he's a really good acquisition to the group."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Championship: Fulham owner Shahid Khan names five-man search party for new manager

Danny Murphy, Brian McBride, and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn will help Fulham's search for their new manager.

Manchester United confirm Ander Herrera has suffered a broken rib

Manchester United have confirmed that Ander Herrera suffered a fractured rib against West Ham on Saturday.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud's new contract is 'done deal'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says a new contract for French striker Olivier Giroud is a 'done deal'.

Mail Box

#Usingfootballersnamesineverydaylife

We have the last of these as well as mails on Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, QPR, Arsenal's injuries and more. It's a mailbox that's Alonso rather than Rafael, if you will...

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property