Ghana defender Andy Yiadom has set his sights on helping Reading FC commence the 2018/19 Championship season on a winning note.

The Royals will open their campaign with a clash against Derby County at the Madejski Stadium on Friday, August 3.

The 26 year old  joined the Championship side from Barnsley on a four-year deal.

“We want to go into the new season with a good start,” Yiadom told his club's official website.

“Everyone is looking forward to it – Friday night, under the lights on Sky… hopefully everyone is up for it and we can put a performance in.

“Me and most of the boys are well prepared physically. Everyone is feeling fit and looking forward to the first game of the season – the one that counts!

“Every game is tough in the Championship but we’re looking forward to that challenge. We’re going to put 100 per cent in.

“Each day we learn new things when we come in and we’re going to try to put that into action when it comes to matchday.”