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Raziak and McAnuff join Royals' strikeforce

Raziak and McAnuff join Royals' strikeforce

Reading have today announced the signings of centre-forward Gregorz Raziak from Southampton and attacking midfielder Jobi McAnuff from Watford.

The news comes just two days after Reading`s farcical attempt to capture the services of Watford striker Tommy Smith was dissolved in mysterious circumstances.

VitalReading joined scores of other members of the national press on Tuesday in believing that the transfer had indeed gone through despite Portsmouth`s known interest in the player. But, after the forward failed to appear at a press conference that had been already been called, journalists` dictophones were left idle and cameras on tripods stood by with nothing to capture.

The mystery surrounding Smith`s proposed deal appeared less likely to be solved after the Royals lost to Barnsley 2-1 at home that evening, giving manager Brendan Rodgers other pressing matters to contend with.

But a sudden swoop for the duo of Raziak and McAnuff constitutes a committed pledge to ensure that Reading supporters will see their side compete in the top half of the league this season. Rodgers knows both these players relatively well, having overseen them when manager of Watford, and he will hoping to call on them to reverse the worrying lack of goals that has hampered Reading`s early-season form.

The club have decided to keep each player`s transfer fee undisclosed, and they will both be available for selection ahead of the Royals` trip to Barnsley this weekend.

McAnuff takes the number 11 shirt left vacant by Stephen Hunt, while Raziak will put on the number 23 shirt.



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Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Thursday August 27 2009
Time: 11:26PM

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How do you reading fan's see the arrival of mcanuff! good player on his day,but i did not think he would be the ideal replacemant for stephen hunt. Rodgers must see more in him than we did at watford. Raisiak is a good player when fit,bagged 14 goals last season again is he no were near the standard you was expecting? Losing mcanuff is abit of a blow to us to be honest,losing your two wide men at the same time is going to be tricky!
Golden Looney
28/08/2009 17:19:00
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Have always rated McAnuff think he will be a good addition to the side. Rasiak is the type of striker we have needed for a while, if he performs like he did to earn his move to Spurs he will be a great signing as well
South Bank
30/08/2009 16:44:00
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Neither of them are anything better than Championship class players... Jobi is a good lad to have around the place.. BR is a N*B though... In time you'll say the same thing.... Other than BR good luck U guys this season... Other than when U play us....
watford1881
11/09/2009 18:58:00
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