Niall Keown, the son of former Arsenal captain Martin Keown, could line up against the team his father racked up over 300 appearances for in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 20-year-old tough tackler featured in an Under-21 game against Arsenal on Monday, where he ended up scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory for Reading at the Emirates Stadium.
Following his impressive display against a Gunners' side which featured first team players Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry, Niall has been called up to train with The Royal’s senior squad.
Keown has already managed to get two first team appearances under his belt. His debut came on March 1, when he was substituted late on in the 2-1 win against Brighton.
The youngster is starting to making an impact in senior level football, even though he only signed his first professional contract at 18, which is considered fairly late for the professional footballers of today. Keown Junior opted to finish his education before committing to the sport full time.
CHANCE COULD COME
Keown is unlikely to start in the cup clash but injuries to midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah and Danny Williams could see the youngster being thrown into the action, especially if Steve Clarke loses any more players ahead of the trip to Wembley.
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