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Oli Pendlebury

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

19/01/2002

Signed

27/07/2021

Country

England

19-year-old Pendlebury was Gareth Ainsworth and co.’s first summer signing of the 2021/22 season, with the midfielder previously captaining the England under-16 team.

Having developed locally at Marlow from the age of eight, he joined the Reading academy before making his professional debut for the Royals as an eighteen-year-old against Luton Town in the FA Cup Third Round in January 2021. 11 Premier League 2 appearances in the 2020/21 season affirmed his step up from the under-18s in 2019, scoring in their 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in September 2020 and keeping a clean sheet away at Fulham in January 2021.

Initially signing for the Wycombe development squad in its second season, he impressed at Adams Park in the 1-0 friendly victory over Leicester City in July 2021.

By Jack Deasley

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