Zat Knight: Reading sign former Bolton defender

Zat Knight
Zat Knight was released by Colorado Rapids in February

Championship side Reading have signed former Fulham, Aston Villa and Bolton defender Zat Knight on a free transfer until the end of the season.

Knight has two England caps and started his career at Fulham before making a £3.5m move to Villa in August 2007.

The 34-year-old joined Bolton for £4m in July 2009 but left at the end of last season and had a brief spell with Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

Reading have 10 league games left as well as an FA Cup quarter-final replay.

"With the team currently in the middle of a really hectic schedule, I felt it was prudent to bring another experienced defender to help share the load," Royals manager Steve Clarke told the club website.external-link

"When I heard that Zat was back in the UK and looking for a club, I felt he would be a perfect fit."