Former Reading goalkeeper Jonathan Bond admitted he found his move 'difficult' back in 2015.

A former England Under-21 international, Steve Clarke signed the-then youngster from boyhood club Watford.

Starting the 2015/16 season as first choice, some glaring mistakes quickly put him under pressure with the Royals supporters before being replaced by Ali Al-Habsi.

Making just 14 appearances across three seasons, he enjoyed League One loan spells with Gillingham and Peterborough United before switching to West Brom in 2018 where he made just seven appearances.

With LA Galaxy since 2021, he is approaching 100 appearances Stateside.

Speaking to the Mirror Online, the 29-year-old delved into his time in Berkshire.

"I had just enough experience to know what I wanted to put in place and I was set in my routine. It would be difficult being younger - I found it hard going from Watford to Reading and that’s just around the M25. I genuinely found that really difficult. Different place, different training ground, different people.

"When you’re at Watford, you’re coming through and you're one of them, you’ve come through the academy. Move to Reading and you’re just a player: go out and perform. Those kinds of things, I found them difficult."