Championship side Wycombe Wanderers have announced the signing of former Reading FC stalwart Garath McCleary on a free transfer.

McCleary signed for Reading ahead of the club’s second stint in the Premier League in the 2012-13 season.

The 33-year-old winger scored one of the most memorable goals in recent Reading FC history, equalising against Premier League giants Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in the 2014-2015 season.

During his time at the Madejski Stadium, McCleary played more than 250 games in all competitions.

Following the arrival of McCleary, Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “Garath has terrific experience playing at this level and I’m delighted to bring him here to give us another option going forward.

“He’s very quick and direct and will suit the way we play.

“He’s been without a club since the summer but kept himself fit and sharp so we hope to be able to bring him into a matchday squad very soon and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action.”

Speaking on Instagram after the move was announced, McCleary wrote: “Buzzing to be back in and amongst it.

“I’ve been training with the team for the last ten days and have been welcomed warmly.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to the challenge ahead and cannot wait to get started.

“In these bleak times never take your eyes off the goal you’ve set yourself and if those times do arise keep faith and confident in your closest..

“My circle have been tremendous.”

Reading overcame Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium last month, with Lucas Joao scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 triumph for Veljko Paunovic’s men.

Wycombe secured their first win of the season last weekend, picking up all three points after a 1-0 twin over Sheffield Wednesday at Adams Park.