Vito Mannone has been the number one champion as far as the last season is concerned. However, there are chances that he may be challenged by Walker as well as Anssi Jaakkola. In addition, Luke Southwood, Lewis Ward and George Legg are the youngsters who are yet to make the appearances, but will join Jokull Andresson to head out on loan. John O’Shea is also trying to fill in the game as a goalkeeper. As far as the performances of Vito Mannone in the last season is concerned, he did a spectacular job and was the best replacement for Ali Al-Habsi, but the high standards of Omani did make a repetition of his excellence. He did show his best performances in the matches last season with a 3-1 win prior to the late penalty against Leeds United and QPR which indeed saves the championship status of Reading.
Vito Mannone alongside Sam Walker is likely to take part for the first-team position and Mannone would begin the season as number one. There is a probability that Walker may push him hard during the match and try to get more scores in the league football. However, Mannone likes challenges and will surely do his best to show his excellence as a winner. Mannone has been playing for Reading as he signed a 3 year contract with them in the year 2017. However, the contract fee was not disclosed which may have been close to £2 million.