Chris Gunter says he is 'really excited' to start his Reading career after finalising a move to the Premier League new boys.
The Wales international has signed a three-year contract at the Madejski Stadium after Reading agreed an undisclosed fee with Nottingham Forest for the full-back.
Gunter follows Garath McCleary in leaving Forest to join the Royals and he is looking forward to the opportunity of playing for Brian McDermott's side.
"Having spoken to the manager, [director of football] Nick Hammond and now the chairman, everyone has made me feel really welcome and I'm really looking forward to this opportunity," Gunter told the club's official website.
"If you form a team spirit, a togetherness, you'll always do well in football - and if you work hard you'll get your rewards.
"Reading have certainly done that in the last few years. Hopefully that can carry on.
"Right now, I need to focus on impressing everyone at this club and I'm really excited to get going."
Reading manager McDermott is pleased with his latest acquisition and believes he epitomises the good work the club have done since clinching promotion.
"I'm absolutely delighted that Chris has signed," he said. "He was very, very keen to come to us and is another player who is young and very hungry.
"He's already played more than 200 games at club level, plus another 37 for his country, which is phenomenal for someone so young.
"Chris already knows our club well, he is very close to Garath McCleary, knows our Welsh players and I also know he met many of our squad over the summer too.
"With all the players we have brought in this summer they will improve and get better, and the most important thing is their hunger and desire.
"With all the business we've done this summer we think we've improved the quality in the squad considerably."