Reading - Pride before a fall?
UK time is: 06:46:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pride before a fall?

Young defender Alex Pearce, a product of the clubs youth academy, has featured for the Royals in the last 2 games - a 1-1 draw with Watford and the goal less encounter with Leeds. He has performed well after some less than encouraging displays earlier in the season, and indeed last season, and Brian McDermott has heaped praise on him.


Speaking to the Reading Post he said, 'In the last two games he`s come in and has done really well. He`s one of our own so I'm delighted for him. He`s got great character and he is still very young as far as being a centre-back. He`s still learning and he`s played a lot of games for someone so young.'


However is the praise he is getting simply buttering him up for when he is dropped against Coventry on Saturday to make way for the returning Matt Mills? He only played at Watford because Zurab was knackered after a trip back from Georgia on international duty, and kept him place after Mills picked up a 5th yellow of the season, at Vicarage Road, so missed the Leeds game.


There is no doubt Mills and Zurab would be the first choice centre back pairing on paper, but form is everything and we shipped a lot of goals before Pearcey came into the line up. I have never been his biggest fan but even I believe he must start at the weekend.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Steve Guscott  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 7 2010

Time: 9:29PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Brentford Vs Reading (Saturday August 29 2015)

Big Russian joins Dynamo Moscow (Thursday August 27 2015)

Portsmouth Vs Reading (Tuesday August 25 2015)

Reading 0-0 MK Dons (Sunday August 23 2015)

Reading Vs MK Dons (Friday August 21 2015)

Sheffield Wednesday Vs Reading (Wednesday August 19 2015)

Stats: Reading v Leeds (Tuesday August 18 2015)

Reading 0-0 Leeds- Match Report (Monday August 17 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Leeds Utd 5 1 4 0 1 7
11. MK Dons 5 2 1 2 1 7
12. Wolves 5 2 1 2 -1 7
13. Reading 5 1 3 1 1 6
14. Fulham 5 1 2 2 0 5
15. Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 -1 5
16. Forest 5 1 2 2 -1 5

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Late Win Delights Ramsey
Q.P.R. : 30/08/2015 00:00:01
Q.P.R. : 29/08/2015 23:48:00
Chery on Top
Q.P.R. : 29/08/2015 23:38:01
Karanka proud in victory
Middlesbrough : 29/08/2015 21:41:00
Boro surge to victory
Middlesbrough : 29/08/2015 21:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 6%
Lewis Grabban 9%
Jamie Mackie 16%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells 60%