NO game last weekend to discuss due to the international break, but we do have the last couple of days of the transfer window to look back on.

Reading signed Sone Aluko from Fulham just before deadline day. The pacy winger. who can also play as a striker, signed a four-year deal after completing a club record transfer for around £7.5million.

Aluko should be one of two first-choice wingers. We also have Pelle Clement, Adrian Popa, Modou Barrow, Roy Beerens and Callum Harriott so we are hardly lacking in that department.

Our new signings have been impressive with plenty of Premier League experience joining the club.

The likes of Leandro Bacuna, David Edwards, Vita Mannone, Barrow and Aluko have all played in the top flight so their arrival shows clear intent to go one better than last year. Reading fans, like myself, can only be brimming with confidence.

Wolves midfielder Edwards joined us on deadline day. He has been described as ‘the engine’ by Wolves fans after more than 300 appearances for the club.

The Wales international, 31, has played in all of the top three English leagues and signed a two-year deal.

I was also delighted to see two key players sign new contracts.

Jordan Obita agreed a new three-year deal while club captain Paul McShane extended his stay until summer 2019.

One thing I have always praised the club for, was the fact we have signed a lot of players on long-term deals.

The miserable season of 2015-16 saw us sign multiple loan players who everyone knew weren’t going to be at the club come the end of the campaign.

The likes of Lucas Piazon, Ola John and Matej Vydra knew their futures lay elsewhere and thus had little motivation to perform in the best interests for the long-term future of the Royals.

The new signings and most of the top 20 players at the club are all on mid to long-term deals so they can grow and perform for the benefit of the club.

I couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of seeing some of our new signings in action this weekend when we take on Bristol City at the Madejski Stadium for what should be a pretty entertaining affair.