Nigerian forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni is almost ready to lead Reading attack according to his manager, Steve Clarke.
“He’s had a bit of football lately in the form of friendly matches. He’s come in to do some training with us and he looks in decent shape,” Clarke told Sky Sports.
Aiyegbeni is said to have been working on his fitness during pre-season with former club, Al Rayyan.
“I don’t think it will take too long to get him up to speed and hopefully he can give us that little bit extra that we’re looking for.
Clarke added that Aiyegbeni is just the player he has been looking for to convert their possession into goals.
“I’ve been looking at our games recently where we’ve had a lot of possession in forward areas and couldn’t find the killer touch.
“Until Monday, you’re searching the world markets for someone that can do that and then suddenly I got a call saying Yakubu was available.
“The most important thing for us is that we get him quickly integrated into the group and that he starts to make a contribution to us as soon as possible,” he concluded.