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Saints miss out on Halls

Saints miss out on Halls

Saints have missed out on signing Stoke defender John Halls after Reading hijacked the deal at the last minute.

He had already had a medical and agreed terms with Saints before Steve Coppell matched Saints offer.

The fact The Royals can offer a great chance of Premiership football next season probably swung the deal in their favour.

Halls will cost Reading around £250,000. His contract at Stoke was due to expire in the summer and he'd made it clear to them he was looking for a new challenge.

Writer:Stef C
Date:Thursday January 19 2006
Time: 12:52PM

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