Reading winger Junior Hoilett has signed a new one-year deal with the club ahead of the new season.

Joining last summer on a one-year contract, the club offered the Canada international an extension last month.

The experienced midfielder has spent the majortiy of a 15 year career in England, playing more than 300 times for the likes of QPR, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers.

The 31-year-old played 27 times last season as the Royals retained Championship status, managing to find the back of the net three times.

A key member of the Maple Leaf's squad, he will be looking to remain on the international scene following Canada's qualification for the 2022 World Cup this winter in Qatar.

Royals manager Paul Ince said, “Junior was such an important player for this club last season, a calming influence in the dressing room and the spark we often needed to create opportunities in front of goal. I am really pleased to have him on board for 2022-23. Junior is a perfect professional, and very much respected not only by me as a manager, but more importantly from his teammates."

Head of Football Operations, Mark Bowen, added: “This is a big season for Junior, not only in the challenge he has committed to at Reading but internationally where he will be hoping to play a big part in Canada’s World Cup campaign in Qatar. An intelligent, creative, experienced winger, Junior will be a real asset to our first team squad next season and I’m delighted he has chosen to return as a Royal for 2022-23.”

Hoilett joins Tom Holmes, Andy Yiadom and Femi Azeez in signing new first team contracts after a summer of change in RG2.