Former Reading striker Marc McNulty has referred to his spell with the Royals as a 'nightmare' with a Portsmouth outlet.

The former Pompey, Sheffield United and Coventry City forward is a free agent having been released by the club over the summer.

Signing from third tier Coventry in 2018, he scored just once in 18 appearances- as well as being shipped out on five loan spells.

Speaking to the Portsmouth News, the 29-year-old said: "Since Reading it has been a bit of a nightmare, to be honest.

"I don’t want to keep bringing up their name because it’s something in the past, but it has been a bit stop-start in the last couple of years. Hopefully wherever I end up this year I can reboot my career again."

Scoring 26 goals for his loan teams, such as Sunderland and Hibernian, in the four years since his arrival, the Scottish flop is now hoping to find stabiity once more.

"Paul Clement signed me at Reading and they had five managers and three caretakers over four years," he explained.

"I’ve never had the stability of being at a club longer than a year or two."