18-year-old Reading FC forward Nahum Melvin-Lambert has signed a professional deal at the club.

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Melvin-Lambert has signed a deal which will keep him at the club until next Summer, the club have confirmed.

Following the announcement of his contract, it was also announced that the forward will head out on loan to join St Patrick's in the Irish Premier Division, pending international clearance.

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Melvin-Lambert has scored 12 goals so far this season for the U18 and U23's side and has also featured for the first team in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.