Reading defender Liam Moore has been named as club captain ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Moore has been a hugely impressive figure in his time with the Royals and manager Jose Gomes believes the former Leicester man has all the attributes to be a leader to his young squad.

On the captaincy, Moore said: "I'm extremely proud. It's a role I wanted, I didn't shy away from that.

"When I got told on Thursday or Friday, it was a massive relief and a great sense of pride as well.

"It's not just for me, it's for my family. They've known for a long time that it's a role that I wanted to fill - it's another dream of mine ticked off.

"As captain, you've got to lead the team - I believe I can do that. I've got a never-say-die attitude that I'm going to try and install into the young guys coming into the team as well.

"I think I'm reliable - that's a big thing. My teammates can look to the side and know I'm there, no matter how the game's going, I'll always be there.

"I just want to lead the team to the highest possible finish we can achieve. We have two weeks together, it's an unbelievable opportunity for the young lads.

"It's something you dream of as a young lad coming up. It's the perfect opportunity to show yourself, and they've got to take it with both hands."