BBC Sport - Reading: Tyler Blackett delighted to learn under 'idol' Jaap Stam
Stam a big part of why I'm here - Blackett
- From the section Football
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."