Reading chief Nicky Hammond admits they missed a couple of their transfer targets over the summer.

"We were aware of which players were on the move. I asked Steve Coppell if there was anything he specifically wanted us to be involved with but his answer was 'no'," he told the Reading Chronicle.

"The only deal he was keen to conclude was Liam Rosenior and we achieved that.

"This summer we missed out on a couple, for sure. But we also had a lot of players touted to us that have moved to other clubs that were of no interest to the manager."