Reading defender Nesta Guinness-Walker hopes to leave a lasting legacy, similar to that of his famous grandfather and great-grandfather.

The left-back joined the Royals last week after a trial period, making his debut in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Blackpool.

From a rich heritage of performers, his great grandfather is Star Wars icon Sir Alec Guinness and his grandfather is Matthew Guinness.

Both stars of stage and screen, the former AFC Wimbledon full-back hopes to leave a similar legacy to that of his materal relatives, making the pitch his stage.

Reading Chronicle:

"I think my qualities lie in the football and I think I’ll stay in that career path," the 22-year-old confirmed. "Unfortunately, he [Sir Alec Guinness] passed when I was one so I did meet him but nothing that I can recall.

"My family are extremely proud of what he has done and what he achieved and the legacy he has left in our family. I’m on a different career path but hopefully I can make a name for myself and leave a similar legacy."

Impressing in his audition during pre-season, the London-born former non-league player will aim to keep the same mentality that forced boss Paul Ince to offer him a deal.

"It was a new experience but I try and have that same mindset whether I'm in or out of contract. I want to come in and prove myself to the manager and my value to the team."