UK time is: 02:25:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fed's in Aus squad

Royals number 1 Adam Federici has been provisionally called up by Australia for the Asia Cup which would see him miss most of January's schedule.


The tournament which will be held in Qatar between 7th - 29th January see's international nations from all over Asia competing, and is similar to the African Nations Cup which is also held during the English season.


Federici previously said he would rather stay and play for Reading and would only consider going if he was going to be guaranteed to be number 1 for the tournament.


If he did go this would leave the Royals with a goalkeeping headache, with three stoppers all vying for one space. Current number 2 Alex McCarthy enjoyed a good spell on loan at Yeovil last season but has lacked first team football this term so perhaps the favourite would be Mikkel Andersen who is currently having another good loan spell at Bristol Rovers. That is due to end in January and he could return whilst Ben Hamer, last season's number 2, would also be in contention but he is struggling to get in the Brentford team on a regular basis at the moment, where he is on loan.


The final squad for the tournament has to be announced by December 28th.



Who would you play if Federici did go? Andersen, Hamer or McCarthy - let us know your thoughts.....




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:Wednesday December 22 2010

Time: 2:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

McCarthy set to join QPR (Thursday August 28 2014)

Player Ratings - Scunthorpe (A) (Thursday August 28 2014)

Royals to face Rams in next round (Thursday August 28 2014)

Gaffer pleased to progress in cup (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stats: Scunthorpe v Reading (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Royals overcome Scunny cup test (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Adkins: Senior players let us down (Monday August 25 2014)

Royals thrashed by rampant Forest (Sunday August 24 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Y19-Royal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 4 - 0 Reading
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Birmingham 4 1 2 1 -1 5
17. Ipswich 4 1 1 2 -1 4
18. Wigan 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Reading 4 1 1 2 -4 4
20. Huddersfield 4 1 1 2 -5 4
21. Leeds Utd 4 1 0 3 -6 3
22. Bolton 4 0 1 3 -5 1

Breaking League News

Forest's Under 21s Tame The Owls!
Forest : 29/08/2014 00:21:00
Jamie O'Hara Departs Wolves
Wolves : 28/08/2014 22:42:00
Front Page Poll
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:53:00
Riga wants four more
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:45:00
Why not join Blackpool Vital
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 11%
Defence 15%
Midfield 10%
Attack 64%