Reading signs defenders Mariappa, Gunter
Reading, England (Sports Network) - Reading signed defenders Adrian Mariappa and Chris Gunter to three-year contracts Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Mariappa has played his entire career with Watford, making 247 appearances for the Championship side. Gunter leaves Nottingham Forest, where he played from 2009-12, to join Reading.
The duo joins strikers Pavel Pogrebnyak and Garath McCleary, midfielder Danny Guthrie, and defender Nicky Shorey as new signings for the newly-promoted EPL side.