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McKoy Palmer joins Basingstoke Town

Reading City attacker is stepping up to the Southern League

McKoy Palmer joins Basingstoke Town
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After impressing throughout 2019/20 for Uhlsport Hellenic League Reading City, attacker McKoy Palmer looks set to feature at a higher level in 2020/21.

Southern League South Division One side Basingstoke Town have confirmed Palmer, who scored 10 goals in 18 games for City last season, was joining the club on a dual registration agreement.

City boss Simon Johnson, on confirming Palmer had signed for Reading a week ago, alluded to the possibility of a dual registration: “McKoy has obviously had lots of interest over the summer and we are pleased that he still wants to stay and be a part of the club for next season, potentially on a dual registration.”

Writing on the Dragons website, manager Dan Brownlie said: “Needless to say, I’m really pleased to get McKoy signed up; it’s been a long time coming as he is someone I’ve been after for quite a while now. He’s a talented boy – he’s blessed with good pace, great with the ball at his feet and has a real eye for goal. The fact he can take the ball on either side has and will continue to cause full-backs nightmares. There’s no reason why he can’t cause the same damage in the Southern League as he did in the Hellenic.”

While McKoy may not be in a Reading shirt week in week out next season, the club have confirmed five signings – two new players, two youngsters and the return of Kai Stubbs to The Rivermoor – which itself is looking in good nick for 2020/21.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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