Reading captain Liam Moore has made a plea to the club’s owners to invest in the squad this summer.
The Royals have struggled in the Championship this season and the former Leicester City defender wants the club’s hierarchy to give them every chance of success in the next campaign.
Reading are currently 19th and four points above the relegation zone after a second successive mediocre season.
Their boss, Jose Gomes, looks to have done enough to keep them in the second tier in this campaign, however Moore doesn’t want enough repeat of this.
He has said, as per a report by getreading: “The summer will be big for the club, that’s clear. A large proportion of the players in the starting line-up are loans so if we could potentially bring some of them in permanently that would help”
“It’s about trying to sign players if we want to build in terms of [reaching]play-offs hopefully and being at the top end of the table. We’ll need to sign players, that’s clear as well. It would just depend on what the club can and can’t do”
Moore added: “The only thing that would concern me is if we are losing our best players, like any club should be worried about. I’m more than comfortable with loans if we bring in the same quality as we did this year. The recruitment on these loans was fantastic. They’ve got even more time to do that this time so I imagine the standard of loans will be good again.”