Reading defender Andy Yiadom reiterated that it was "the right decision" to extend his Royals contract by three more years.

Joining in 2019 from Barnsley, the Ghana international has played nearly 200 times, winning Player of the Season last time out.

One of many first team stars out of contract at the end of the season, Yiadom and fellow defender Tom Holmes are the only two to officially sign on- with the club still awaiting verdicts from Andy Rinomhota and Femi Azeez after losing John Swift and Josh Laurent.

Away on international duty with the Black Stars, the 30-year-old spoke to the club for the first time since signing the new contract.

"It’s good to be here," he started. "I’m happy to put pen to paper and be at Reading for three years. It’s a beautiful training ground, a beautiful club, the boys around are lovely."

A firm fan favourite, Yiadom hardly missed a match last season as Paul Ince guided the club to Championship safety.

However, with a transfer embargo, a small squad and strict financial restrictions, next season looks arguable more difficult than the one last time out.

Despite this, the former Barnsley captain believes that things are looking up for the Royals, and that he looks to create a tangible outcome in the next few seasons.

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"The future is bright. If everyone pulls together and everyone is signing from the same song sheet, I’m sure we’ll be ok. The only way is up," he said.

"Looking at the squad I think we can do something here. I haven’t signed three years just for the sake of signing for three years, I’m signing three years to get Reading in the best position possible."