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Royals News Bites - 12th September

A look at the main press stories following the Middlesbrough game.

Mark Thompson

Williams sets return date - Get Reading

Danny Williams hopes to be back in training in November after having surgery on his knee injury over the summer. The midfielder explains how he trained with the US national squad before the World Cup, but that despite special treatment in a bid to avoid surgery, any tough training caused his knee to swell up. After a conversation with Jurgen Klinsmann, the US manager decided it was best to leave Williams out of his squad, but Williams hopes he can come back strong for Reading. 

Injury update - Reading Official Site

Danny Guthrie is back in full training, whilst Stephen Kelly, Hal Robson-Kanu, Nick Blackman and Pavel Pogrebnyak have all upped their training regime as they return from injuries. However, surgery for Shaun Cummings means he will be out until much later in the year. Youngsters Aaron Tshibola and Craig Tanner will both sidelined for a while with Adkins suggesting 4-5 weeks for Tshibola. 

Ferdinand out for a month - Get Reading

Just one day after vowing to repay Reading's faith in him and show he was still good enough to play football in England, 
Anton Ferdinand has suffered a hamstring injury that will see him sidelined until early October. 

Jamie Mackie commends the youngsters - Reading Official Site

Jamie Mackie speaks of how talented some of the youngsters are at Reading, and says how the team, including a number of these youngsters, dug into to hold onto 3 points was "tremendous" and a good "learning curve" for them. 

McCarthy explains his choice to move to QPR - The Reading Chronicle

Alex McCarthy explains that trying to get back in the England team was the reason he decided to leave Reading. Liverpool were interested in signing him, but his international aspirations meant he chose QPR as he says he will have more game time there.

Drenthe just needed football - The Reading Chronicle

Royston Drenthe claims he didn't even have to think about joining Sheffield Wednesday as he just needed to be playing football and showing people what he can do. He is also quick to emphasise he is a team player and will play wherever his new manager wants him to. 

Adkins wants us to push on - Reading Official Site

After conceding what the boss describes as "terrible goals" against Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest, he is pleased with how the squad have "galvanised" and got two away wins at Scunthorpe and Middlesbrough, but expects more from his squad in the coming weeks. 

Behind the scenes with Chris Gunter - Reading Official site

Chris Gunter returns with another video diary, this time showing what he gets up to on international duty with Wales.

Fans meet Feds - Reading Official Site

Lucky competition winners enjoyed a Q&A session in the home dressing room with Goalkeeper Adam Federici. The stopper reveals that he used to be a centre-back and that Lionel Messi is the best player he has played against.