Reading - Paterson possible Royals target
UK time is: 11:39:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Paterson possible Royals target

Reading boss Brian McDermott is eyeing up Burnley's Martin Paterson as a possible tranfer target, if he is to sell in-demand striker Shane Long.

The 24-year old Northern Ireland international will be very familiar to many Royals fans, considering he scored a stunning goal in Burnley's 2-0 win in the 2nd leg of the 2009 Play-off semi-finals at the Madejski stadium.

The former Stoke and Scunthorpe striker has also interested fellow Championship club Portsmouth, with them already having a 1.5m bid turned down.

Paterson has made 77 appearances for the Clarets and scoring 18 goals but has found it difficult to get into the team this term, having failed to get past Jay Rodriguez, Chris Iwelumo and Charlie Austin in the pecking order.

'The People' claim that the Royals will make a move depending on star man Shane Long moving away from Reading, with some of the fee being used to fund the acquisition of the man Burnley fans brand 'Pato'.

Join The Vital Debate

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: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 3 2011

Time: 5:01PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Not quite struggled to get into the team,Josh! He was out injured for most of last season with a persistent thigh injury! Hope you keep Long!! lol
Report Abuse
04/07/2011 09:53:00

Didn't he?! My bad, poor research right there! I have to say I am quite envious of your strike force at this moment in time, with the likes of Austin, Rodriguez and Paterson to choose from. Out of interest, how has Austin faired so far? I know he had a shoulder injury but did he look capable of playing at this level?
Report Abuse
04/07/2011 16:59:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Reading Vs Middlesbrough (Friday October 2 2015)

Statistical analysis on Blackman (Wednesday September 30 2015)

My Player of the month for September (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Why the new song doesn't embarrass me. (Wednesday September 30 2015)

August and September reveiw- Rankings (Monday September 28 2015)

August and September review- Strikers (Monday September 28 2015)

August and September reveiw- Wingers (Monday September 28 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
1. Brighton 10 6 4 0 +6 22
2. Middlesbrough 10 6 2 2 +10 20
3. Reading 10 5 3 2 +9 18
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 +6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 +6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 +3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 +5 17

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Robbo's View: Bristol City 1-1 MK Dons
MK Dons : 04/10/2015 11:26:01
Charlton v Fulham - Team-News
Fulham : 04/10/2015 11:24:00
MK Dons : 04/10/2015 10:52:00
Report: Bristol City 1-1 MK Dons
MK Dons : 04/10/2015 10:40:01
Notts Forest 0-1 Hull - City hard work pays off!
Hull City : 04/10/2015 09:47:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 6%
Lewis Grabban 12%
Jamie Mackie 18%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells 56%