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Harps Hurting

Royals midfielder James Harper, always has a smile on his face, but he has admitted that even he is getting depressed over the way the Royals have performed this season.

Harps has played in three divisions for the Royals and his desperate not to go backwards.

He said, 'I can't tell you how much I don't want to go down. I have been there in League One and the Championship before and I don't want to go there again, I would hate it.

'I'm not looking at the teams below me - if you do that you're going to go down. I want to catch Newcastle and Boro. Leroy (Lita) said to me that looking at the table hurts him and it hurts me too. I can't speak for the boys but I'm confident we'll stay up.'

The Reading strikers have been firing blanks recently, but Harper feels the blame lies with the midfield for lack of service.

He explained, 'Our service to the strikers has been shocking. We haven't provided them with anything, passing or crosses. But I'm confident that will change.'

The positive view from Harper is just what the rest of the team need if they are going to survive.

However, Harper's final words suggest that he may have been joking or heavily drinking during the interview.

He said, 'People don't realise how good John Oster is. He is brilliant and if he gets a run in the team he'll be great.'

Oh dear, first he compares Jimmy Kebe to Thierry Henry, now he's claiming John Oster is brilliant, seems like James Harper is definitely a right wing man.



Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Wednesday February 27 2008
Time: 1:12PM

Comments

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He is a quality guy but will only ever be a good championship player! I think he has been honest in his assesment of himself this season as well!
MASTER-RFC
27/02/2008 13:47:00
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Yeah, he runs his arse off, but just isnt good enough technically. It'll be really interesting to see what happens if we do stay up regarding players staying and going.
uroyals
27/02/2008 15:54:00
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he won't be depressed this evening though will he :(
Boro 01
01/03/2008 22:41:00
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Well let me assure you, there are LOADSA fans from LOADSA clubs who´d jump with joy should you go down. :))
Blue is the colour
04/03/2008 20:47:00
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