BBC Sport - Reading: Tyler Blackett delighted to learn under 'idol' Jaap Stam

Stam a big part of why I'm here - Blackett

Reading defender Tyler Blackett admits the chance to play under one of his childhood idols in Jaap Stam was a major part of his decision to join Reading.

The 22-year-old moved to the Royals from Manchester United in August and has become a regular starter as Reading have climbed to third in the Championship.

"I remember watching Jaap Stam from a young age," Blackett told BBC Radio Berkshire. "I grew up watching that treble-winning Manchester United team.

"I've seen the way he played and to work with him every day is great."