Reading close to Karl Sheppard deal

Reading are close to signing Shamrock Rovers striker Karl Sheppard.

Reading are close to completing the signing of Shamrock Rovers striker Karl Sheppard.

Royals boss Brian McDermott is believed to be a big admirer of the 20-year-old, according to Sky Sports News.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international signed his first professional contract with Galway United in 2010.

Sheppard was a key part of Shamrock's Europa League campaign this season.

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