Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

No Scunny return for Williams

No Scunny return for Williams

The Royals signed left back Marcus Williams in the summer on a free transfer from Scunthorpe and he started the season as our first choice left back. He even took over the number 3 shirt from the then injured Chris Armstrong but has since slipped down the pecking order.


He played the first few games of the season but was injured against Nottingham Forest and missed the Leicester game, our first win of the season. He has failed to get back in the side since due to the form of Ian Harte and the surprise return to fitness of Armstrong.


He went on loan to Peterborough but the Posh lost 5-1 on his debut and he only made 3 starts during his time at London Road. He is now back at the Madejski Stadium but nowhere near the first team.


He had been linked with a move back to Scunthorpe but the Iron have now come out and said they would not be interested in taking him back. Manager Ian Baraclough said,


'Marcus's wages have probably rocketed out of our bracket. He left the club and wanted to seek his future elsewhere. I don't think he'd be an option for us.'


Whilst it must be frustrating for Williams to not be playing first team football I would say to him, don't lose faith. He played well I think at the start of the season and didn't have enough time to establish himself in the side. We are blessed with decent left backs at this level but Williams should stick with it at least until the summer, it only takes an injury and he is back in the side. The same thing happened to Shaun Cummings last season and he came back and had a good run in the team and can consider himself unlucky to be sat on the bench at the moment.




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

Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Wednesday December 22 2010
Time: 11:39AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Video - Championship Goals, 28th-29th April 2017

The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Stats: Reading v Wigan

All the stats from Reading (1) vs (0) Wigan, Madejski Stadium, 29/4/17 Att: 19,177

Reading v Wigan - Follow Live On Twitter

Reading are at the Madejski Stadium with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi50%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Obita0%
Kelly0%
Evans0%
McCleary0%
Swift0%
Beerens0%
Kermorgant50%
Sub - Grabban0%
Sub - Williams0%
Sub - Ilori0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football