Shorey signs and says: "I owe the Reading FC fans"By Jonny Fordham
July 10, 2012
Nicky Shorey confessed that he "owed the fans one" on his shock return to Reading.
The 31-year-old left-back signed a one-year deal today on a free transfer from West Bromwich Albion before joining in with training at Hogwood.
Shorey, who became the fourth Bosman signing this summer, won the hearts of thousands of loyal Royals during his first seven-year spell at Madejski Stadium where he played 267 times.
But his departure to Aston Villa in 2008 for £3.5million following Reading's relegation to the Championship left a sour taste in many loyal Royals' mouths after they felt the defender let the club down during their second ever Premier League campaign.
He said: "I've always had great support from the Reading fans and I feel a little bit like I owe them a great deal and a lot of my career really.
"They've supported me so well, and it was disappointing the way things went in the last season I was here, but at that time it was time for me to move on. It feels like a new challenge now and hopefully I'll be able to repay them."
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