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Goalkeeper Nyland Signs Until End Of Season

10 March 2022
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Orjan Nyland who arrives to replace Arsenal loan keeper Karl Hein who has returned to his club after injury. Nyland arrives on a short term contract until the end of the season after leaving Bournemouth earlier this year. He made 3 appearances for the Cherries this season - one game in each of the League Cup, FA Cup and Championship. His first appearance of the season saw him conceede six times away at Premier League Norwich City. Despite limited domestic football, Nyland has played four World Cup qualifiers this season for Norway, keeping two clean sheets in the process.

Nyland's previous clubs include Aston Villa where he spent two and a half years and made 28 league starts for the club. However he found opportunities limited after the end of the 2019/2020 season and played just once for Villa in the 2020/2021 season.


Discussion On This Story:


» 10 Mar 2022 15:21

Another keeper. Don't worry about the defence, the defence is fine.


» 10 Mar 2022 15:25

Southwood isn't up to the job, signing makes sense.


» 10 Mar 2022 15:31

Fine. He’s tall which helps


» 10 Mar 2022 15:35

Much better signing than Hein ever was

 Pepe the Horseman

» 10 Mar 2022 15:36

On paper he's a decent signing. Although just had this from my Villa supporting m8 :lol:

He’s an average shot stopper and he might have a worldie once in every 20 or so games, but he’s one of the most unnatural goalkeepers I’ve ever seen. He doesn’t look comfortable in goal.


» 10 Mar 2022 15:36

Yep decent signing.


» 10 Mar 2022 15:41

Find very little to complain about with this signing.

Experience in the Premier League, Championship, Bundesliga and in European football. 33 caps for Norway including being the #1 for the last 5 WC qualifiers.

Would struggle to find a better keeper available as a free agent at this stage of a season. Could be a very shrewd signing (or total crap).


» 10 Mar 2022 15:42

Flicking through his wiki page etc it’s about as good a signing as we could hope for on paper

200 odd games experience and played in the champ and prem


» 10 Mar 2022 15:43

That gives me the Simon Shephard's.

 From Despair To Where?

» 10 Mar 2022 15:44

As Ince pointed out in an interview, we can only sign free transfers which means by and large for outfield players, they've been without a club for 6 months so won't be match ready until after Easter.


» 10 Mar 2022 15:55

Fwiw Nyland was in goal for Villa on the day goal-line technology failed and screwed over Sheff Utd.


» 10 Mar 2022 15:56

Do agree with this but it also leaves me wondering how players like this end up without a club. How has he not really been an option for anyone? He's played eight league games in nearly three years (and six times for Norway in that period).

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