Royals extend Morgan trial

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Reading have extended the trial of former Colchester United striker Dean Morgan for another week.

The 21-year-old has been released by The U's but is now hoping to earn a deal at The Madejski Stadium.

Royals boss Steve Coppell says that Morgan has not been fully fit as yet and wants more time to see if he deserves a contract with the Division One side.

"He's been injured and was not fully fit, so I want to see how he fits into our environment when he is," said Coppell.

Morgan knows he has to prove himself in the coming week but is hopeful of earning a deal with the Berkshire side.

"I am hoping to secure a contract," said Morgan. "And have now got next week to prove myself."