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Newsbites - 27th May 2011

Newsbites - 27th May 2011

3 days to go...

The Royals squad have chosen Journey's Don't Stop Believing as their song to be played just before kickoff, according to the Reading OS - they also have a link for lyrics if you fancy joining in the singing!

And Jimmy Kebe news - GetReading reports that Jimmy joined in light training yesterday and could make it for Monday's match. There's also some more from McDermott on the match if you follow the link.

McDermott: "Swansea are favourites but this is a one-off game" (TalkSport) - Brian talks about the form of Shane Long this year, and of course the game on Monday, believing the Royals' momentum could be key.

Federici happy to go into Championship playoffs as underdogs (Tribal Football) - Our Aussie keeper believes the game on Monday will be 50/50 between Reading and Swansea, despite the Swans being favourites.

Leigertwood shows his faith in Reading's future before playoff final (Fanhouse) - After Mikele signed permanently, he talks about the importance of first-team football and his cancelled stag trip to Las Vegas in lieu of the playoff final.

Modest McDermott the right fit for Reading (BBC Sport) - Paul Fletcher's blog focuses on Brian this week, talking to him and Eamonn Dolan about the community spirit at Reading and Brian's desire to "live in the now".

And finally, TalkSport has compiled its top ten playoff finals of all time - Reading make it in twice with our losses to Bolton and Walsall. Let's hope we're in next year's list for the right reasons!