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Ireland international Stephen Quinn joins Reading on a three-year deal

Published 30/06/2015 | 10:58

Stephen Quinn has joined Reading
Stephen Quinn has joined Reading

Republic of Ireland international Stephen Quinn has joined Championship side Reading on a three-year deal after his contract at Hull expired.

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The 29-year-old midfielder featured 28 times for Hull in the Premier League last year but was not kept on by the club following relegation.

The Dubliner joins Stephen Kelly and Simon Cox at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading manager Steve Clarke said: "Stephen is an unassuming player but has always caught my eye and, when I knew he was available, I targeted him quite early in the summer. His performances are always of a good standard and he is a talented, industrious, aggressive midfielder who can be influential in games.

"Obviously he has just experienced relegation at Hull City and is desperate to get back to the Premier League as quickly as possible, which can only be good for us. He has previous experience of playing in the Championship and was an important member of the Hull City team that gained promotion to the EPL in 2012/13 season.

"Stephen is also a good character who will have a positive effect in our changing room and, just as importantly, on our younger players here at Reading FC."

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