Chris Casper

Years at the club: 1998-2000
Date of birth: 28/04/1975
Birth place: Burnley, Lancashire
Position: Defence
Appearances: 70 (4)
Goals: 2
Clubs: Manchester United, Bournemouth, Swindon Town
Honours: Manchester United: FA Youth Cup winner 1992; FA Charity Shield winner 1994. England Under 18 & 21 International.

Casper started his career as an apprentice for Manchester United and in the Football League for A.F.C. Bournemouth, Swindon Town and Reading. An injury forced him to retire from playing in 2000 at the age of 24.

Casper then went into management and took charge of Team Bath in 2002 before moving to Football League Two club Bury for three years. At the time, he was the youngest manager in the top four tiers of the English football league system. However, a run of poor form in 2008 led to his departure from Bury. Casper then took backroom jobs at Bradford City and Grimsby Town, before joining the FA Premier League as a club support manager.[

Did you know?

Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.

Neil Webb, 1978-1982

Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and League Cup.

Bill Davies, 1953-1961

Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in every game of the 1958/59 season.

Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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