As a player, his most notable achievements came at Reading. He joined the Berkshire club for £250,000 on 12 January 1995, halfway through the 1994-95 season, from Watford. He joined Reading while they were contesting for a Division One playoff place. They finished the season as Division One runners-up, and in a normal season this would have meant automatic promotion to the FA Premier League. However, a restructuring of the league meant that only the champions would be promoted automatically that season, forcing Reading to negotiate the playoffs. They eliminated Tranmere Rovers in the semi-finals and were paired with Bolton Wanderers in the Wembley final. Nogan put Reading ahead in the fourth minute with the first goal of the game, and by half time they were 2-0 up, but two goals in the final 15 minutes saw Bolton force extra time and go on to defeat Nogan and his colleagues 4-3.
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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.