Reading FC boss Mark Bowen has admitted that there is a possibility that departures from his squad could reach double digits this summer.

The club are facing heavy financial pressure following seasons of unsustainable spending and increased scrutiny as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The manager has already admitted that Ovie Ejaria may not be returning to Reading FC next season.

It is understood that the club cannot afford to pay the initial fee and wage structure agreed between Reading and Premier League champions Liverpool.

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But, Bowen has also said that ten players could be departing this summer.

"I think we'll possibly have ten players leaving so it's a really important time for the club.


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"When the constraints are there, you've got to wait for other clubs to make decisions.

"You want your business done early so we have a squad together but we'll have to be patient.

"Things have got to change - there has been an acceptance of mediocrity for too long

"This club in four of the past five years has been 20th, 20th, 19th and 17th and clearly that's not good enough for the club.

"We got up to mid table and safety a while back but we were hovering around 14th or 15th for too long without being able to make that jump into the top half which has been disappointing.

"I came in with the job of rebuilding the club and the philosophy so I can't wait to get started next year to get my players in, my team together with maybe a stronger and different philosophy."