Goals haven't exactly been flowing for Reading's front line in the past few games, heck they haven't been flowing in the past few seasons really. One name that always pops up as a solution is young forward Dom Samuel, especially after successful loan spells with Coventry and Gillingham in recent seasons. Sadly the 22-year-old has developed an unfortunate habit of picking up injuries at just the wrong time, a curse that struck again this summer.
Fortunately, the former England U19 man has bounced back from his latest setback and started the U23's 4-1 defeat at home to Tottenham this afternoon.
Here's how the Royals line up: Bond, Osho, Jules, East, Hyam, Dickie, Stacey, Rinomhota, Samuel, Barrett, Novakovich pic.twitter.com/yWeJpHxhXG— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) August 22, 2016
So did he come through it ok? Well according to the man himself...
Back playing Feel good— Doms (@DominicSamuel9) August 22, 2016
Game time today would seemingly render his chances of featuring in tomorrow's game with the MK Dons slim but increased competition can only be a good thing for Jaap Stam going forward.
Yet those options could have simultaneously decreased with the news that Yakou Meite rolled his ankle in training yesterday. Get Reading's Charles Watts reporting he's out of the game with the Dons but shouldn't be out long-term.