New Royals signing Tom Dele-Bashiru has said it was a simple decision to join the club on loan from Watford.

Speaking to the media for the first time following his arrival, the 21-year-old said that he decided to join the club on loan after being impressed with the playing style last season.

"When we played you guys last year, I thought you played great football," said Dele-Bashiru.

"I watched a few games after that and it was an easy decision.

"The manager wants us to have more possession in the other teams half.

"I think I'll be utilised anywhere in the midfield. I'll always work hard and try my best.

"I'll try take people on, make things happen and score a few goals."

The Nigerian international discussed his time at Premier League champions Manchester City, explaining what he learnt during his 12 years at the club.

"Growing up at City was an amazing experience.

"I was there from the age of six until I was 18 and played with so many great footballers.

"I learnt a lot from all of the players and it really improved me as a player.

"They are my team, I grew up supporting Man City."

After a tricky opening to the campaign, Dele-Bashiru said fans may have to be patient as the new-look squad gels together.

"The fans make a huge difference to the squad, it really helps lift us and give us the courage to keep going when we are struggling.

"We'll need them to be on our side and push us.

"Obviously, the squad isn't massive and some new faces are coming in - it'll take time to gel together."

Dele-Bashiru also discussed how he plans on using his serious knee injury last season as motivation in the coming campaign. 

"My knee injury was my first major injury.

"It was a scary, emotional experience. I worked so hard and I can't wait to kick on.

"So many days were spent doing rehab and watching the boys train.

"It's really difficult and I'm really happy those days are behind me.

"It's a massive season for me. I really need to work hard and put myself back out there and get as many minutes as I can."