READING FC manager Jose Gomes believes the next two or three weeks will be crucial towards the success of the new season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Royals

have been resurgent under


since his arrival at the Madejski Stadium back in December, securing their status in the Championship with just two defeats in the last nine matches.

The Portuguese boss has acknowledged the club needs the reduce the wage budget and he has a clear picture about which players need to be moved on.

He explained Reading has until June 30th to make some money before he can chase summer transfer targets.

Gomes told the Chronicle: "For me the picture is clear, the success of next season depends on these next two or three weeks.

"We need to reduce the budget and the number of players that we have to get some money and make a good job of the following weeks.

"How we work in the next two or three weeks is key for the new season. It will be difficult and some things aren't in our hands, but it's our job.

"We have players that have finished their contract and others that are still under contract, but we must find a way to resolve the problem because they can't go on with us any more.

"We have others that have finished their loan but we don't know if their clubs accept that they can return.

"We have until June 30 to make money with players otherwise we can't make any contract offers.

"This is the reality and facing it we must now put everything on the table and make decisions."

Gomes continued: "I will talk with all the players because they deserve respect. They've been great professionals and given everything that they have to the club.

"The players are intelligent and know that we need to make money to reduce the budget. Even if they're not happy with the decisions, they will understand because it's a financial thing.

"I have a clear picture which players we must move on and which we should bring in if we can. Now is a question of starting to do this, but first we must move players and find a space to bring in targets.

"I already know which players I would like to bring in."