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Royals News Bites - 26th September

A quick look at the main Press stories following the frustrating results at Sheffield Wednesday and Derby.

Hamish Blair
Feds back in the Australia team - Reading Official Site

After not playing for Australia for two years, Adam Federici's return to the first choice keeper's position at Reading and some good performances by him have earned a call-up for friendlies against the United Arab Emirates and Qatar during the international break in October. Ryan Edwards also made the provisional squad as a result of his efforts so far this season. 
If we'd gone ahead it would have been different - Reading Official Site

Boss Nigel Adkins reflects on missed chances by Jamie Mackie and Ryan Edwards in the first half at Derby which would have defined the game, believing we were in control of the match in the second half before Derby went ahead. He also comments on the good performances of Michael Hector and Aaron Kuhl.

Kuhl's take on Derby - Reading Official Site


The young midfielder admits the side hadn't really showed up until the second half, but that the two good chances during the first half along with the 30 minute period before a Derby scored were positives, as were the return of many players in this fixture who have been out injured. 

Bunditkitsada does not have a stake in Reading FC following the Thai takeover - Reading Post

Sir John Madejski explains that Samrit Bunditkitsada, the Thai businessman who owns Thai football side Police United and has interacted with many Reading fans on Facebook to assure them that the recent takeover would be completed, has not put any money into the club. However, Bunditkitsada has attended many Reading games this season and Madejski points out this shouldn't stop him getting involved in the future.

Adkins says he won't designate a penalty taker before matches - Reading Chronicle

After the on-field squabble between Glenn Murray and Nick Blackman at Sheffield Wednesday over who would take the penalty won by Murray, which Murray subsequently missed in dismal fashion, Nigel Adkins explains that he does not choose the penalty taker ahead of time to avoid the designated player having to take it if he isn't feeling right in the game. Adkins says he always wants the player with the most confidence to step up and take it. 

Murray's thoughts - Reading Official Site

Despite not even getting a draw away at Sheffield Wednesday, Glenn Murray says picking up 6 out of 9 points last week wasn't bad. He looks to the Wolves game and dubs them a good team, but adds the Sheffield result won't affect the team's ability to get 3 points. He also says it is a long time since he played 3 games in a week but he's looking forward to becoming fitter and continuing to get game time. 

Kuhl hopes he has shown what he can do - Reading Chronicle 

With more experienced players Hal Robson-Kanu, Danny Guthrie, Jem Karacan, Danny Williams, and Garath McCleary all back or due to be back from injury, young midfielder Aaron Kuhl hopes he has made good on the chances he has been given in the league and Capital One Cup this year. He says these were good "building blocks" for him and a "great experience", and he hopes he shown what he is "made of" at the same time as admitting he still has "a lot to learn".