Glenn Murray beat the transfer deadline to sign for Reading and the striker is looking for a debut goal when Fulham travel to the Madejski Stadium this weekend.
The Royals snapped up the Crystal Palace striker, who was also understood to be attracting interest from the Cottagers, on a loan deal last week.
Reading Post reporter Jonathan Low reckons the last-gasp signing is one of three Royals who could cause bedlam in Berkshire.
“The Reading fans have been desperate for Nigel Adkins to add to his strikeforce since the departure of Adam Le Fondre, and they are not disappointed by the arrival of the transfer deadline day signing,” he said.
“Despite missing the majority of last season with a cruciate-ligament knee injury, the striker is a proven goal-machine at Championship level, netting 31 times for Palace as they gained promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago.
“The 30-year-old has initially signed on loan until January, and could make his debut on Saturday. He should add some bite to the attack and give the Fulham defence lots of problems. He is excellent in the air and with the ball at his feet.”
“The Australian goalkeeper has had a fine start to the season, keeping three clean sheets in his six games so far,” Low explained.
“Federici was second-choice goalkeeper last season behind recently departed Alex McCarthy, but was rewarded for his patience by manager, Nigel Adkins, who made him number one at the start of the season.
“Federici’s best attributes include his near-perfect distribution, shot stopping and commanding of his area. He’s a calm head at the back of this youthful Royals side.”
With quality players identified at both ends of the field, Low also points out a star signing in the middle of the park. He thinks Oliver Norwood, who is a product of the Manchester United youth system, should prove a handful.
“The 23-year-old joined the club towards the end of the transfer window from Huddersfield and has already made a big impression with Royals' fans,” Low added.
“He has only played two games so far but has settled in well, adding some much-needed creativity to the injury-plagued midfield.
"He is a Northern Ireland international, and played 79 minutes for the Irish in their 2-1 win in Hungary on Sunday. Oliver has excellent vision with the ability to produce pinpoint passes all over the pitch.”
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