Reading will come up against academy graduate Michael Hector next season after the defender agreed to stay at Charlton Athletic.

Penning a one-year extension, the 30-year-old played 17 times for the Addicks in the second half of last season.

Spending seven years rising through the ranks in Berkshire, and having 12 loan spells away, the centre-back played almost 100 times for the first-team.

Going on to sign for Premier League giants Chelsea, but failing to make an appearance, the Jamaica international enjoyed spells with the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Fulham.

He came close to rejoining Reading last season, spending a period training at the club under Paul Ince.

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“I enjoyed my time here last season working with the manager and the staff. It’s a family club and getting another chance to play here was an easy decision to make," he told the club website.

Hector will come up against his former club on October 21 and February 10.