Reading have 15 first-team players out of contract over the summer.

With the club's immediate future still in question, sitting inside the bottom three with two matches remaining, offering new contracts is likely low down on the priority lists on Mark Bowen and Brian Carey.

However, it is something that needs to be considered with players able to discuss moves to other potential clubs imminently- some having no doubt already done so with club's abroad.

To keep or not to keep, now that is the question.

Reading Chronicle:

Joe Lumley: Keep

A keeper (if you will pardon the pun!) who has failed to truly find a home in the years since leaving boyhood club QPR, the 28-year-old has made himself a fan favourite in Berkshire.

Despite the occasional high-profile blunder, the shot stopper has made some incredible saves, and kept his side in matches over recent weeks.

Set to be out of contract at Middlesbrough, it is unlikely that the London-born goalie will have much of a future at the Riverside. On a free transfer, he would be a wise pick-up.

Reading Chronicle:

Scott Dann: Let go

A vastly experienced defender, and a solid professional to have around Bearwood, the 36-year-old has managed just 31 appearances in almost two years.

A scapegoat for supporters this season, due to Paul Ince's obsession with bringing the former Crystal Palace captain on to see games out, it is safe to say that the club are getting very little out of having him on the payroll.

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Baba Rahman: Let go

A popular figure last season when the Chelsea loanee was a regular under Veljko Paunovic and Ince, it has been a different story this time around.

Injured in recent months, the Ghana international has failed to replicate his form and has helped turn Reading's left-hand side into a position for opponents to exploit.

With another year still at Chelsea; Baba's future will still be up in the air, but with the likes of Kelvin Abrefa and Nesta Guinness-Walker at the club, the future lies with youth.

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Nesta Guinness-Walker: Keep

A real mixed bag for 'NGW', the youngster looked out of his depth for the first couple of months.

However, it has been a joy to watch the former AFC Wimbledon defender blossom week-on-week to become a key part of the club's attacks from wide.

Still with plenty to work on, the 23-year-old is someone the club can develop and turn into an asset.

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Liam Moore: Let go

Too much water has gone under the bridge for the former captain to ever return to what he once was in Berkshire.

It has been heartbreaking to see his injury woes, and the centre-back needs a fresh start away from RG2.

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Amadou Mbengue: Keep

A breath of fresh air, the enthusiastic summer signing has a keen eye for a tackle and pace to burn.

Not without fault, the 21-year-old has occasional scary moments, but his youth and recovery speed makes him a real asset.

Mbengue will be worth a good amount of money in the not-too-distant future, and hopefully for the Royals.

Reading Chronicle:

Jeff Hendrick: Keep

A solid and experienced professional, every team needs a Jeff Hendrick.

Not flashy or particularly eye-catching, the Newcastle United loanee turns up every day, does his bit and moves on.

Never injured and never one to recieve enough praise, the present-day Jay Tabb has done enough to earn a permanent contract in Berkshire.

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Tyrese Fornah: Keep

An energetic midfield, not to mention a lovely bloke, Fornah has gained many an admirer in Reading.

Willing to pitch in anywhere to help, the 23-year-old is technically gifted and has attributed which could be honed in the Championship.

Spending time at the club in the Academy as a youngster, he loves it in Reading and the supporters love the energy he brings into the team.

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Cesare Casadei: Keep

Another who looked out of his depth on debut, the Italian has lossomed into a top performer in Reading's midfield.

Powerful, tidy and with an eye for a long-shot, the Chelsea man has impressed during his half-season stint.

Another season with the club in the Championship would do neither party any harm, although it would be unlikely to see him at the club in the third tier.

Reading Chronicle:

Mamadou Loum: Let go

One of the more disappointing performers of the season, he looked good early on but has got progressively more inconsistent and has become a red card waiting to happen.

Clearly very talented, he has not adapted to the Championship as well as first hoped, and would certainly not want to return in League One.

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Mamadi Camara: Keep

A breakout star last season, the youngster disappeared under the stewardship of Ince.

Returning to the fold under Noel Hunt, the Guinea-Bissau international impressed in two cameos and was awarded with a start last week.

Looking out of his depth from the start in Coventry, the teenager will progress in the coming years and become a key player in the future.

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Shane Long: Let go

The most anticipated signing of all-time, the return of the former fan favourite was a real high point of the season.

Unfortunately, the veteran has struggled in front of goal, yet to score in the league from open play, but still provides lots with his willingness to run.

Turning 37 mindway through next season, there is little to gain from extending his contract in the Championship, however he could be a useful option in League One.

Whatever decision the club make, his legend status will remain untarnished for the six years of service, and over half a century of goals, the Irishman contributed from 2005 until 2011.

Reading Chronicle:

Lucas Joao: Keep

Totally dependent on the final two matches, Reading in the Championship needs a scorer like Lucas Joao.

Nobody has scored more second tier goals for the club since 2004, and the former Sheffield Wednesday man is the only true finisher in the club's repertoire.

If relegation hits then the Angola international is unlikely to hang around, and who can blame him for the impact he's made in his four years in Berkshire.

Reading Chronicle:

Yakou Meite: Keep

A cult favourite for his seven years in Berkshire, the injury-prone forward has not had the impact this year he would have hoped for.

However, the Ivorian has a knack for scoring goals and his boundless energy brings so much to the team.

Another who is unlikely to stay if the club drop down a divsison, he will go with many's blessings. But survival, and and the 26-year-old is due an extension.

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Junior Hoilett: Keep

The only true winger in Reading's squad, the Canada international has done a sterling job at wing-back for the entirety of this season.

Now 32, the former Blackburn and Cardiff winger is offering plenty and is rarely injured- although he happens to be coming back from a long-term lay-off at time of writing.

If the Royals were to survive, Hoilett is well deserving of an extra year on his contract.