Ryan is a big talent - Rodgers

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Reading boss Brendan Rodgers feels he has signed the next Ashley Cole in new loan capture Ryan Bertrand.

Rodgers has raided his old club Chelsea for the 19-year-old left-back, who has agreed a season-long loan at the Madejski Stadium.

"He's a big talent. He's a boy who has been groomed to fill in for Ashley Cole in the future," said Rodgers. "I was involved in Ryan coming to Chelsea when we took him from Gillingham at 16, I worked closely with him for three years or so and nurtured his development and he's developed into a top-class player."

He added: "He's very much the Ashley Cole type. Great going forward, very good on the ball, quick and aggressive in defence - the modern-day full-back.

"If you look at the Patrice Evras and the Ashley Coles, those are the mark of the top players in the game and Ryan has the potential to be the same."

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