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Royals News Bites - 19th September

A look at the main news stories written around the web since Tuesday's win against Millwall.

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Late Cox header snatches 3 points - Reading Official Site

An 84th minute header from Simon Cox following a Jordan Obita corner grabbed us our fourth straight win after Millwall had played excellently to get the score back to 2-2.


Adkins thoughts on our 3-2 win - Reading Official Site
Nigel Adkins highlights how well Millwall did to get back into the game, as well as the performances of Simon Cox and Adam Federici. He was also pleased with our attacking threat throughout, and said there was a noticeable change in atmosphere at the Madejski Stadium.


Hector wins August player of the month - Reading Official Site

Following our long wait for a home game, Michael Hector was handed the August player of the month award before the Millwall game with his performances against Wigan and Ipswich noted as playing a particular part in this.

Play where you're told to keep your place - Get Reading

Nick Blackman explains his favourite position is as a striker, but he has always been asked to play on the wing. He says when there is such competition for places, you have to be prepared to play anywhere to hold onto the shirt.

Taylor desperate for first Welsh cap - Get Reading

In the recent international break, Jake Taylor received his first call up to the Welsh national squad. He did not feature in either of the two matches but says the experience has made him hungry to push on and make his first appearance next time he is called up. Taylor also says training with players like Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale is going to benefit him a lot in the long term.

Norwood wants to repay Adkins - Reading Chronicle

After signing in the summer and making a number of eye catching performances, Olly Norwood says it is important he keeps showing what he can do and enjoying being part of the team to repay the faith Nigel Adkins showed when he signed him.

Guthrie and Kelly near full return - Reading Official Site

Guthrie and Kelly both played in a friendly on Tuesday, and Hal Robson-Kanu trained on the pitch after the Millwall game. Ferdinand, Tshibola, Tanner, Williams, McCleary, Karacan and Cummings will not feature until after the early October international break.