Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Coppell: No More Loyal Royal

Coppell: No More Loyal Royal

Royals boss Steve Coppell has admitted he has been too loyal to certain members of his side, and needs to get tough if his side are to beat the drop.

Reading suffered their eighth defeat in a row on Sunday at the hands of Aston Villa but it could be a very different team that travels to the Riverside on Saturday.

Coppell said, 'I probably feel at the moment as though maybe I've been too loyal to some players in the squad and it might just be that there'll be four or five changes for the next game. I really don't know at the moment.

'The ones on the outside of the team must be hellishly frustrated, and the ones who are playing at the moment just aren't delivering'.

The Reading manager has played pretty much the same side in recent weeks, despite not winning since before Christmas, but he has admitted things simply aren't working.

He continued, 'I'm a great believer that if you keep on doing what you're doing you'll get more of what you've got. So something's got to change. I don't know what it is yet, it may be personnel.

'Something has to break the cycle we're in at the moment because it's non-productive and we need to do something else.'

With Coppell promising changes, Liam Rosenior and Leroy Lita are the most likely players to come in.

Lita is in good form, having scored 5 goals in his last 3 reserve games.

Another player who could get a start is Shane Long, the Republic of Ireland international has done his chances no harm, scoring in last nights 1-1 reserve game with Aston Villa.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Tuesday February 26 2008
Time: 10:43AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
So, same team as the Villa game then Steve?
uroyals
26/02/2008 10:46:00
0
Will SC finally show some balls? Lets hope so, my only worry is that this has come too late in the season for any great impact on the season. Something has to be done about the defence, it's shocking!
MASTER-RFC
26/02/2008 13:18:00
0
things looking a bit gloomy in berkshire at the moment ... i still feel if you can quickly get a bit of form you'll be fine though.
Boro 01
26/02/2008 22:24:00
0
I've been saying for weeks, when we get a win we're be ok. But we're running out of time!! I'd take a draw at the riverside, but a win would be just peachy...
uroyals
26/02/2008 23:15:00
0
not looking good for you is it. desperate for a win but where is it going to come from
mick66owl
27/02/2008 03:39:00
0
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say we will win the rest of our games.
uroyals
27/02/2008 12:57:00
0
It will start on Saturday with a point at least
miked_joker
29/02/2008 14:01:00
0
So, that useless ******** Hunt is no longer on the team?
Blue is the colour
04/03/2008 20:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Background on Barrett

Article about Josh Barrett

Who Will Reading Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Reading outclassed by Preston

Reading's last home game of the season ended with defeat and made it 3 home defeats in a row.

Preston came to the Mad Stad and simply were the better side and should've won by more.

Br

Nicky Hammond to West Brom

Hammond leaves.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke11%
Lewis Grabban9%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells57%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship