ROYALS SWOOP FOR SHOREY
By Steve Bateman. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
READING have signed defender Nicky Shorey from Leyton Orient after a short trial spell at the club.
The two clubs agreed a £25,000 deal which is expected to rise according to appearances and further transfers.
Shorey made 12 appearances for the O's after signing professional forms with them in August 1998.
Reading were also interested in signing Matt Lockwood from the club, but deemed the player as being too expensive for their current budget.