Ingimarsson agrees new Royals deal

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Reading skipper Ivar Ingimarsson has agreed a new one-year contract with the Coca-Cola Championship club.

The Icelandic defender's current deal was set to expire in the summer, but he will now remain at the Madejski Stadium until the end of the 2010/11 season.

"I am very pleased and already looking forward to next season. I'm delighted that everything is sorted, the timing is good and I can go into the summer knowing I will be here," Ingimarsson told Reading FC Player.

"I've been at this club for a long time and I'm looking forward to at least another year here. I always wanted to stay, then it was just about getting an agreement that was right for me and right for the club. I am happy with that and I hope they are as well.

"2010 was almost unbelievable, we had such a turnaround and it was amazing to even come close to the play-offs after where we were at Christmas time.

"That is credit to the manager and Nigel Gibbs, and it also makes me excited for next season. I hope we can build on the second half of the season and make a push."

Royals boss Brian McDermott added: "I am very pleased we've got everything concluded, we've been talking with him regularly because we wanted him here.

"He is our club captain and a very experienced player who has seen a lot of success over a period of time.

"He's played many games here and is very respected among the players and the staff, so we are delighted."

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