The futures of nine Reading youngsters remain uncertain as pre-season training gets underway.

Fresh from a successful season at first-team and Academy level, including a PL2 semi-final appearance and lifting silverware in the form of the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup, contracts were offered to 10 potential future first-team players.

Last week, right-back Kelvin Abrefa put pen to paper on a two-year deal to remain in Berkshire.

However, the futures of Adrian Akande, Matthew Rowley, Jay Senga-Ngoyi, Michael Stickland, Basil Tuma and Tivonge Rushesha, Joseph Barough, Boyd Beacroft and Harrison Rhone are yet to be confirmed.

Rushesha and Senga have both been spotted in pre-season content from the club, and the expectation is that they will sign.

However, with pre-season underway and the first warm-up match less than three days away, questions are being asked.

Reading are unable to sign any loan or free agents until progress is made with any possible takeover, slowing down any plans the recruitment team may have had for this month.

This increases the reliance on youngsters coming through, especially so following their stellar season under club favourites Noel Hunt and Mikele Leigertwood.

The League One campaign gets underway on Saturday, August 10, when Ruben Selles takes his side to newly-relegated Birmingham City live on Sky Sports.