Sharp completes Reading switch

Daily Echo: Billy Sharp Billy Sharp

Billy Sharp has linked up with former Saints boss Nigel Adkins after sealing an emergency loan move to Reading.

The 27-year-old striker has been linked with a switch to the Madjeski Stadium for some time but has now completed the formalities of a deal that is believed to allow him to stay with the Royals until the end of the year.

Mauricio Pochettino has spoken in recent weeks of his desire to allow Sharp the chance to play first team football elsewhere, as he remains out of his plans.

Sharp was signed by Adkins for Saints for £1.8m in January 2012 and scored nine goals to help the club to promotion to the Premier League.

However, Adkins largely overlooked Sharp in the Premier League, recruiting Emmanuel Mayuka and switching formations to play just one up front.

Now though the pair are to be reunited at Championship level at Reading.

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12:05pm Thu 26 Sep 13

markodarko29 says...

good luck billy ,i wish it was guly going and not you
good luck billy ,i wish it was guly going and not you markodarko29
  • Score: -8

12:05pm Thu 26 Sep 13

J7junctionseven says...

Good move for both parties.
Best of luck to Billy and Nigel.
Good move for both parties. Best of luck to Billy and Nigel. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 31

12:34pm Thu 26 Sep 13

andygoater1957 says...

When will Guly he lets us all down
When will Guly he lets us all down andygoater1957
  • Score: -21

12:45pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Buddy SFC says...

Top Bloke , Top Move with Nigel ............. Good luck fella !!!!
Top Bloke , Top Move with Nigel ............. Good luck fella !!!! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 19

1:04pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Ozmosis says...

Wish you all the best at Reading
Wish you all the best at Reading Ozmosis
  • Score: 14

1:12pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Matt Le God says...

Our loss, Readings gain. Good luck Billy
Our loss, Readings gain. Good luck Billy Matt Le God
  • Score: 12

1:19pm Thu 26 Sep 13

florida saint says...

good luck billy, go and show what you can do, hope you help reading get promoted.. u t s
good luck billy, go and show what you can do, hope you help reading get promoted.. u t s florida saint
  • Score: 10

1:23pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Stnana says...

I wish him the best of luck with the move to Reading and even more with his fundraising for the LJS Foundation.
I wish him the best of luck with the move to Reading and even more with his fundraising for the LJS Foundation. Stnana
  • Score: 23

1:26pm Thu 26 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Will be keeping an eye on his progress, hope it works out for him.
Will be keeping an eye on his progress, hope it works out for him. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 10

1:50pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Georgethepie says...

andygoater1957 wrote:
When will Guly he lets us all down
Not as much as this comment lets us down
[quote][p][bold]andygoater1957[/bold] wrote: When will Guly he lets us all down[/p][/quote]Not as much as this comment lets us down Georgethepie
  • Score: 36

4:19pm Thu 26 Sep 13

manosussex says...

Good luck Billy, good move, go somwhere were you can get a game
Good luck Billy, good move, go somwhere were you can get a game manosussex
  • Score: 5

4:35pm Thu 26 Sep 13

beanwalking says...

good luck Billy, now that leaves just Lee Barnard to find a club that wants him.
good luck Billy, now that leaves just Lee Barnard to find a club that wants him. beanwalking
  • Score: 6

4:42pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Alicesdad says...

Best of luck to Billy ... He deserves another shot at the big time, so does Nigel for that matter..

However my main observation today is that the threads have been some of the dullest I have ever known. No disrespect to the posters, ther's just not much on here to get to grips with.

If I predicted a riot today we could hold it in a library and still not get told to be quiet.

Maybe it will all liven up tomorrow.
Best of luck to Billy ... He deserves another shot at the big time, so does Nigel for that matter.. However my main observation today is that the threads have been some of the dullest I have ever known. No disrespect to the posters, ther's just not much on here to get to grips with. If I predicted a riot today we could hold it in a library and still not get told to be quiet. Maybe it will all liven up tomorrow. Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

4:50pm Thu 26 Sep 13

aldermoorboy says...

Good luck Billy and Nigel, hope you both reach premiership, I think you will
Good luck Billy and Nigel, hope you both reach premiership, I think you will aldermoorboy
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Thu 26 Sep 13

saintkenny says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Good luck Billy and Nigel, hope you both reach premiership, I think you will
then billy will go back to square one when nigel tells him he is a impact sub he will just ask to go out on loan again like last season
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Good luck Billy and Nigel, hope you both reach premiership, I think you will[/p][/quote]then billy will go back to square one when nigel tells him he is a impact sub he will just ask to go out on loan again like last season saintkenny
  • Score: 2

5:45pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Make sure they pay his 20 grand a week!
Make sure they pay his 20 grand a week! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 1

6:09pm Thu 26 Sep 13

redsnapper says...

Looks like even Nige has gone off him a little bit as it#s only till end of year- not end of season.
Still hope it works out, he is a top bloke and may still come good.
Looks like even Nige has gone off him a little bit as it#s only till end of year- not end of season. Still hope it works out, he is a top bloke and may still come good. redsnapper
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Thu 26 Sep 13

Stnana says...

saintkenny wrote:
aldermoorboy wrote:
Good luck Billy and Nigel, hope you both reach premiership, I think you will
then billy will go back to square one when nigel tells him he is a impact sub he will just ask to go out on loan again like last season
I hope this doesn't happen this season ! NA likes his impact subs, he appears to be using Adam Le Fondre as one again this season. It's going to be very crowded on that bench !
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Good luck Billy and Nigel, hope you both reach premiership, I think you will[/p][/quote]then billy will go back to square one when nigel tells him he is a impact sub he will just ask to go out on loan again like last season[/p][/quote]I hope this doesn't happen this season ! NA likes his impact subs, he appears to be using Adam Le Fondre as one again this season. It's going to be very crowded on that bench ! Stnana
  • Score: 2

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