Junior Hoilett has revealed that he turned down interest from clubs around the world to join Reading following his release from Cardiff City at the end of last season.

The Canadian international made his debut in the second half of the defeat at Coventry City last Saturday after joining the club last week.

Speaking to the media for the first time following his arrival, Hoilett explained how the move to Berkshire was 'the perfect move' for him and his family.

"A lot of clubs are struggling financially.

"It's hard for people searching for clubs.

"I'm delighted to be here and get things sorted. Other teams abroad were interested, but as soon as Reading came in I was delighted.

"It's perfect for me and my family.

"I was in contact with the manager a few weeks back.

"With the club's situation, it was a bit of a headache to get the deal over the line.

"The manager told me he's trying to bring more bodies in to help.

"You can see how passionate he is for this club and for football.

"With the financial situation it is hard, but any signings we can bring in will be a huge bonus for the club.

"The confidence is low but I have been watching the team through the weeks, there's a lot of ability and more positives than negatives here."

Hoilett went on to state that he hopes to use his experience to help the emerging young talents at the club.

"The manager mentioned that my experience and knowledge for the game can really help the talented young players that are here.

"Everyone is going to be counted on this season, so if I can help these players it'd be a bonus for the team.

"I have been doing my badges as I play, I've always wanted to help the youth come through.

"It's great to be able to give back to the younger players and the community."