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Reading FC News Bites - 28th November

A quick look at the media coverage of the Royals this week.

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Nigel Adkins sets up a twitter account - Reading Official Site
Nigel Adkins has joined twitter and can be followed @TheNigelAdkins. His rationale for getting an account is because "The whole world is on Twitter and I'm trying to educate myself as to why people do it". He says he is a "modern, forward thinking manager" and wants to find out why twitter is used.

It would be a mistake to sack Adkins - Reading Post
Chris Gunter says sacking Nigel Adkins and changing manager is the "last thing this football club needs". He claims there isn't any way we could improve on Adkins as our manager as few people have his "record and drive". With 8 losses in 12 games, Adkins is the first person many fans turn to criticise, but Gunter says the 11 of them on the pitch can do better and are right behind the manager. He stresses that fans must remember what Adkins had to work with last year with the money issues as "loyalty has to work both ways in football".

Adkins plays down speculation that Glenn Murray is to leave the club - Reading Chronicle
Manager Nigel Adkins says murmurings of Derby County pulling on loan striker Glenn Murray away from the club in January aren't likely to be true, as most rumours don't turn into anything. For now, Adkins says Murray is working hard at training.

Alex Pearce's red card stands - Reading Official Site
The appeal against Alex Pearce's red card at Cardiff has been rejected and his one match suspension stands.

He plays on the left, he plays on the right.... - Reading Post
Garath McCleary will face Lionel Messi in the Copa America during the summer, with Jamaica being drawn in group B with Argentina for the competition next summer. 

Le Fondre booing - Reading Post
The Reading Post draw together a selection of tweets about whether it was right for a small section of Reading fans to boo Adam Le Fondre at Cardiff last week, with the majority saying it was very wrong to do so for a player who had served us well and probably would have stuck around if we hadn't had our money issues. 

Karacan and Ferdinand visit Battersea Dogs Home - Reading Official Site
Jem Karacan and Anton Ferdinand took Christmas treats and a bag of used footballs to dogs home Old Windsor. Both players were shown around the home before meeting a couple of the rescued dogs. Karacan, who has a dog himself, says it "pulls on the heartstrings" when you "hear their their stories", whilst Anton Ferdinand talks about how lucky the animals are to have the fantastic staff at the rescue home. 

Cummings almost ready for first team return - Reading Official Site
After being out for 2 and a half months and appearing in two friendly matches, Shaun Cummings says he has regained match fitness. 

Injury update: Only Ferdinand good to go - Reading Official Site
Anton Ferdinand has trained this week and played a training match. "All being well", he will be in the squad on Saturday. Danny Guthrie still isn't ready to rejoin training, Jem Karacan's knee has experienced swelling recently, setting back his return, whilst Garath McCleary continues to become "fitter and stronger". 

FA Cup Third Round Draw - Reading Official Site
The draw will be made on Monday 8th December at 7pm and will be live on BBC 2. The ties will be played on the weekend of 3rd January.