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Newsbites - 4th October 2011

Newsbites - 4th October 2011

Reaction to the 'Boro draw, and looking forward to the international break...

The Royals have nine players away on international duty - they are: Simon Church, Hal Robson-Kanu (both Wales), Adam Federici (Australia), Kaspars Gorkss (Latvia), Bongani Khumalo (South Africa), Mikele Leigertwood (Antigua & Barbuda), Jake Taylor (wales U21), Dominic Samuel (England U19) and Carl McHugh (Ireland U19). Full details of opponents can be found on the OS.

Alex Pearce has again been named in the Championship Team of the Week after his performance against 'Boro at the weekend (Reading OS).

McDermott praises Royals' recovery (Reading Chronicle) - Brian is pleased with how the squad has reacted to our run of five straight losses, going unbeaten in the next four matches.

Church eyes Wales place after Reading FC form (GetBracknell) - our Welsh striker is confident he can reproduce his club form on the international stage.

Robson-Kanu relishing Wales duty (Sky Sports) - Hal is looking forward to spending time with the Welsh squad ahead of their matches against Switzerland and Bulgaria.

Michail Antonio has impressed whilst on loan at Colchester - he scored the winner for them away at Chesterfield, and Sky Sports reports that manager John Ward wants to extend his loan period by another month.

And former Royal Shane Long grabbed his third goal of the season for West Brom against Sunderland on Saturday - Baggies manager Roy Hodgson has said he is impressed at the time it has taken Long to adapt to Premier League football (Football365).