OVIE Ejaria believes his is perfect fit for new Reading FC boss Jose Gomes’ style of play.

The 21-year-old creative midfielder moved from Liverpool to Royals on Monday until the end of the season.

And watching his new club’s impressive display against Manchester United at Old Trafford just 48 hours earlier was another sure sign that he was doing the right thing.

Ejaria, who could make his debut against Nottingham Forest this Saturday (3pm ko) said: "I'm really happy, I wanted to get it done quite quickly and I'm really looking forward to it.

"I heard about Reading's interest a few days ago, I watched the game against Manchester United in the FA Cup and I was really impressed with the performance and the style of the team and the way they played.

"From what I saw, it was really good and it suits the way I like to play too. It gave me a better understanding of how the team likes to play.

"I see they like to keep possession and play through the pitch.

“I'm someone who likes to get on the ball and get the team playing, so hopefully I can do that."

Ejaria, who is Gomes' first signing, joined Steven Gerrard’s Rangers last summer on a season-long loan.

He made a promising start but, after one goal in 28 league and cup games for the Scottish Premiership giants, he struggled to get in the team and returned to Anfield last month following rumours he struggled to settle in Scotland.

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Ovie Ejaria in action for Rangers. Picture: Getty Images.

However, along with an 11-game loan spell at Sunderland last year, Ejaria feels the experience he has gained will stand him in good stead under the watch of Gomes.

"I like to get on the ball, to control the game, help the team create goals and score goals, so hopefully I can do that," he added.

"I had an experience of the Championship with Sunderland last season, so I think I benefitted from that.

“I know what the Championship is like, I learned from that experience and I'm looking forward to getting started here.

"I've played quite a few games now, I think both loan spells have benefitted me and hopefully I can take the positive from those loans into this one.

"You have to be ready all the time, stay fit and I feel like I am ready to give 100 per cent for the team.”

London-born Ejaria started out at Arsenal before joining Liverpool in 2014 aged 16. He knows Royals keeper Luke Southwood from his England youth international days, helping the Under 20s win the 2017 World Cup.

Gomes said: “Ovie is comfortable with the ball at his feet and can pass quickly and effectively to make things happen in the final third.

“He shows a composure which is rare in such a young, central midfielder.”

Meanwhile, Reading FC are being linked with Chelsea midfielder, Lewis Baker, who recently returned from a loan spell at Leeds United.