Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Jem: My performances weren't up to scratch

Jem: My performances weren't up to scratch

Reading midfielder Jem Karacan has shown his delight in winning his place back in the Reading side over the past few weeks and is intent on keeping it that way.

The Reading academy graduate lost his place in the team to Jay Tabb around a month ago but an injury to the former Coventry player at Burnley gave Karacan his chance again and has not disappointed.

The Turkish U21 international told the official RFC site: 'When you get the shirt back you have to keep it and that's what I want to do. There's no worse feeling than not being in the team, watching the boys, even though you want them to do well.'

'To come back into the team, unfortunately Tabby got knocked out, you have to take chances when they come. When I lost my place in the team my performances weren't up to scratch.'


Despite this tender age of 22, he managed to appear in a Royals shirt almost 100 times and scored 5 goals along the way, with a superb 20-yard volley against Preston last year the pick of them.

Jem is expected to start in midfield on Saturday alongside in-form Mikele Leigertwood as they take on Cardiff City at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Tuesday November 15 2011
Time: 4:49PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Potential starting 11 Vs Preston

Squad

Reading announce their second summer signing

Van Den Berg joins

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Norwood Vs Gunter

Two royals head to head

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke10%
Lewis Grabban8%
Jamie Mackie11%
Carlton Cole 6%
Nahki Wells65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)