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Royals News Bites - 3rd October

A short and sharp News Bites following the midweek Leeds result.

Jordan Mansfield
Leeds match report - Reading Official Site
Reading edged the game up at Elland Road, where Adam Federici had to wait 85 minutes before making a save. Leeds goalkeeper Silvestri made two wonderful saves to stop Nick Blackman getting on the score sheet, with both Blackman and Taylor having penalty appeals turned down. 

BBC match report - BBC Sport
BBC sport also reports that we were much the better side at Leeds and that we restricted Leeds to just one chance - an 85th minute effort by Billy Sharp. 

Adkins disappointed with a point - Reading Official Site
Nigel Adkins was left to rue the many opportunities Reading created and the three outstanding saves Silvestri made for Leeds. However, Adkins was pleased with how well we won the ball back, and also goes onto explain his decision to drop Aaron Kuhl from the bench and replace him with Hal Robson-Kanu. He says this was part of a rotation policy and that Kuhl will be back at the weekend. 

Obita and Cox discuss Leeds draw - Reading Official Site
Jordan Obita says that, quite simply, we didn't take our chances and all we can do now is look to the Brentford game. Simon Cox says he and Glenn Murray need to do more to get on the end of crosses in the box, but says a point away at Leeds isn't bad and the team's attention now turns to the tricky fixture at Brentford this weekend. 

A trip down Brentford memory lane - Reading Post

A selection of photos captured from the division 2 promotion winning outing at Brentford, where Jamie Cureton (what a bargain) scored 13 minutes frontline time to send the Royals up. 

Adkins wants us to sure up at the back - Reading Chronicle

Speaking after the 3-3 home result against Wolves, Nigel Adkins was impressed with our attacking play, explaining we got into pockets and passed the ball very well, but he says we have to show more control on the ball when defending and highlights this as an area for improvement.