Shorey future still unclear

Royals defender continues to stall over new deal

Shorey: Confident of survival

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Nicky Shorey is yet to commit himself to Reading and does not intend to discuss a potential new contract until the summer.

The full-back's current deal expires at the end of next season, and he continues to stall on agreeing an extension.

He has been strongly linked with a switch to West Ham in the past, but insists that he has made no decision as yet regarding his future.

"We have just put it to one side and said that we will talk about it in the summer and that's still the case," Shorey told Sky Sports News.

"So we will just get these four games out of the way and then we'll reassess from there."

The Royals have yet to secure their Premier League status for next season and are precariously perched just three points above the drop zone.


Despite their troubles though, Shorey is confident that there is enough quality within the squad to ensure that they will be paying top flight football next season.

"It's been one of those seasons and we just need to make sure that we finish it in the right way," he said.

"We can analyse it over the summer and then make sure that we come back next season refreshed and go again, but we need to make sure that we are in the Premier League come the end of the season.

"We are confident that we can go and win all of our remaining games.

"Obviously we have a tough one coming up Saturday (away at Arsenal), but on any given day anyone can beat anyone.

"With the players we've got I think we've got more than a good enough chance."