Royals Want Ferdinand

Last updated : 03 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Coca Cola Championship side Reading have targeted former Bolton striker Les Ferdinand as the man to assist their play off push.

Ferdinand was released by the Trotters earlier this week by mutual agreement and is now hopeful of earning a deal with a club nearer to his London home.

Royals manager Steve Coppell is rumoured to have contacted the 38-year old and is hopeful of striking a deal. Southampton and Queens Park Rangers are also interested in taking on the former England international who made 12 appearances for Wanderers.