Brian McDermott believes Yann Kermorgant will prove to be an excellent signing for Reading both on and off the pitch after joining from Bournemouth.
The 34-year-old, who has made seven Premier League appearances for the Cherries this term, has joined the Championship outfit for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month contract until the summer of 2017.
McDermott said: “I’m delighted to get Yann, a player we have known about for a long time.
“In Yann we have an experienced striker with an excellent record and a player who will be able to work with our young players at the club and be a good centre-forward in the team we are trying to develop here at Reading.
“I am really looking forward to working with him.”