As has been common for Reading in recent years, first entering an embargo in 2020, this summer will be another window for free agents and loan players.

Ruben Selles', still unsure of a salary budget due to question marks remaining over takeover prospects, had a strong debut campaign with predominantly Academy graduates, finishing 17th in League One.

Take a look below at four players released by fellow third-tier outfits that may do a job in Berkshire next season.

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Sean Raggett

A vastly experienced central defender with more than 200 appearances for Portsmouth in the last five years, the 30-year-old centre-back was a key figure as Pompey won the League One title.

Playing 44 times on route to lifting the title, the former Norwich City defender is evidently not part of John Mousinho's plans for the Championship and has been let go.

Still very among the best performers in the third tier, at 30 Raggett could provide some much-needed know-how and experience to what remains an incredibly young Reading side.

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Joe Rafferty

Another of Portsmouth's champions, Rafferty is another experienced campaigner with almost 400 EFL appearances.

Predominantly a League One regular, aside from a four-year stint with Preston North End in the Championship and two League Two seasons with Rochdale, the right-back knows the division inside out.

Appearing in 39 of Pompey's 46 third-tier matches, the 30-year-old still has plenty of quality to bring to the table.

With a lack of full-backs in the building, Rafferty and Yiadom would prove solid first choices on the flanks.

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Kane Vincent-Young

Perhaps a left-field option due to his injury status, the 28-year-old was a highly-regarded full-back with Colchester United and Ipswich Town, helping the Tractor Boys return to the Championship in 2023.

Struggling with returning injuries, the Londoner moved to Wycombe Wanderers last summer and managed 18 appearances before being side-lined since February.

Continuing his rehab with the Chairboys, perhaps one to look into when he returns to full fitness.

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Tom Bayliss

Known to Reading fans this season, scoring Shrewsbury Town's first in the 3-2 comeback in November, the 25-year-old midfielder was highly rated at Croud Meadow.

Rising through the ranks with Coventry City before joining Preston in 2019, the former England youth international picked up five goal contributions in 35 League One appearances last season as Paul Hurst ensured the Shrews maintained their third-tier status.

With plenty of experience at the level and with an eye for a goal, Bayliss could be a shrewd pick up on a free.