New Reading striker Marc McNulty is ready to prove himself in the second tier after hitting 28 goals for Coventry City in League Two last season.

Now, the Scotsman is relishing the opportunity of playing in the Championship and representing the Royals next campaign. 

McNulty was signed by Coventry boss Mark Robins on a free transfer last summer after his release from Sheffield United.

After a difficult start to life in the West Midlands, the striker found his feet and quickly established himself as a firm fan favourite with the Coventry fans.

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With Yann Kermorgant departing the Madejski Stadium, Paul Clement will have been on the lookout for a new forward, and the Reading boss will be hoping McNulty can provide the goals next season.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McNulty said: I signed with Coventry with the aim of getting promoted, and we achieved that the difficult way, or perhaps the best way.

“I was man of the match that day, and of course it was great to get the win. It’s one of those occasions you’ll remember for the rest of your days.

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“But a massive factor in joining Reading is to challenge myself at this level and to play for a club the size of Reading. It is up to me to make that step up and see where it goes.”

It was a disappointing season for Reading last season as they escaped relegation on the final day, however McNulty is convinced that they can turn it around under Paul Clement next year.

“Last season was a bit of a blip for Reading, this is a massive club with a good manager, who is bringing in his own players.

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“I’m buzzing to get going. I’ll always give 100 per cent and work hard for the team. I’ve come here to score goals.”

The poacher will be hoping he can replicate his form next season and mount a Playoff push with the Royals.

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