Reading: Striker Rowan Liburd signs development contract

Rowan Liburd
Rowan Liburd spent four years in the USA on a college football scholarship

Reading have agreed a deal to bring striker Rowan Liburd to the club from non-league Billericay Town.

The 22-year-old has signed a two-year development contract at the Championship club, having represented their under-21 side in pre-season.

Liburd scored 22 goals for Billericay in the Isthmian League Premier Division last season.

He spent four years on a scholarship at Thomas University in Georgia, USA before returning to the UK.

Meanwhile, defender Stephen Kelly has left the club after failing to agree a new contract for next season.

The Republic of Ireland international, 31, joined from Fulham in January 2013.

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