Reading: Academy graduate Jake Sheppard signs new contract

Jake Sheppard
Jake Sheppard has signed a professional contract until the summer of 2017

Reading academy graduate Jake Sheppard has committed his future to the club by signing his first professional contract.

The Scotland youth international midfielder has signed a two-year deal.

Chertsey-born Sheppard, 18, has yet to make a senior appearance for the club but featured in the FA Youth Cup last season against Arsenal.

He also grabbed attention for the under-18s in March when he scored a 70-yard goalexternal-link against Brighton.