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

Team news - Sheffield United vs Reading

As we look forward to building on our win at Leeds last week with another tough away trip at Sheffield United, we take a quick peek at some team news.

Officials - Sheffield United v Reading (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield United and Reading this Saturday.

Stam confirms summer interest in striker

Jaap Stam confirms he tried to raid his former club for a striker in the summer, but proved unsuccessful.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone50%
Bacuna0%
Ilori25%
Moore0%
Gunter0%
McCleary0%
Edwards0%
van den Berg0%
Beerens0%
Bodvarsson0%
Aluko0%
Sub - Barrow25%
Sub - Kelly0%
Sub - Clement0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.smokey441
Write for Vital Football