Ian Harte will sign new Reading contract

I Harte Reading! Veteran defender will sign new deal with promoted champions

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11:36 GMT, 26 April 2012

Veteran full-back Ian Harte will sign a new contract with nPower Championship winners Reading.

The former Leeds man was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year and has played a crucial role in the title triumph, chipping in with four goals in 33 games.

He will be given a one year extension at the Madjeski Stadium and is looking forward to putting pen to paper on his new deal.

New deal: Ian Harte will stay for another year at Reading

New deal: Ian Harte will stay for another year at Reading

'I spoke to the gaffer last week and he wants me to stay, which I’m delighted about,' Harte told the Reading Post.

'Hopefully it will be resolved in the next few days, there shouldn’t be any issues.'