Reading have announced the signing of former Melbourne City goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis.

The 31-year-old signed a three year deal at the SCL Stadium, the second goalkeeper to join the club this summer after Joe Lumley's arrival earlier in the month.

A former Liverpool youth player, he has extensive experience in the lower reaches of the Football League- clocking up almost 100 appearances for Sutton United most recently.

Playing regularly in the Australian A-League for sides such as Melbourne City, he has an AFC Champions League and FFA Cup under his belt.

Manager Paul Ince, said “Dean is a goalkeeper who I know will put his body on the line and throw everything into keeping the ball out of the net for this football club. He becomes part of what is now a solid-looking goalkeeping department, led by the hugely experienced Tony Warner, and I am confident he will be a real asset to the club this season and beyond.”

Head of Football Operations, Mark Bowen, said: “I’m delighted we have been able to acquire the services of a goalkeeper with Dean’s ability and add him to a group who will benefit from his additional experience between the posts. We now have great strength in depth in a position in the team which will be so important to get right this season. I’m pleased to welcome Dean to the club.”