COVENTRY City have signed Reading defender Dominic Hyam, we can reveal.
He becomes manager Mark Robins’ sixth summer signing – following the announcement earlier today of the recruitment of former Portsmouth goalkeeper Liam O’Brien.
Hyam, aged 21, started his career at Reading in 2008 aged 12.
The 6′ 2″ defender progressed to their academy before signing a three-year deal, and he re-signed last year.
Since 2015, he has been on loan to other clubs, the most recent being Aldershot Town since March, where he made three appearances.
Prior to that, he was on loan at Portsmouth, and has also been loaned to Dagenham & Redbridge.
It is understood he and O’Brien are part of Robins’ plans to build a squad and club, not just the first team.
He is set to play in the under-23s and push for a place in the first team.
Robins said: “Dominic is a strong and aggressive centre half, who comes from a very good academy set-up at Reading.
“His time there has ensured that he has all of the attributes to be a quality defender.
“He has also spent time on loan in men’s football, which is an experience which will undoubtedly benefit him and us.”