Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McCarthy adapting to life at Leeds

McCarthy adapting to life at Leeds

On-loan goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has said he is adjutsing very well to life at Championship side Leeds United, following his loan move from Reading a few weeks ago.

The England U21 international is currently on a one-month loan deal in Yorkshire and has put in some fine performances for Leeds. He kept a clean sheet in his first game against Leicester and put in a man-of-the-match performance against Burnley in their 2-1 win.

The 21-year old told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "I`m playing games and that`s the main thing. If I stay longer, for whatever reason, it would obviously be a bonus. There`s six games (in my loan) to get under my belt."

Leeds boss Simon Grayson was also pull of praise for McCarthy. He said: 'Alex kept us in the game and he's a very good goalkeeper. He's got a presence about him and you can see why Reading and England rate him.'

The loan could extend depending on the progress of injured keeper Andy Lonergan but McCarthy has said he believes his long-term future lies at the Madejski Stadium with his home town club.

Leeds have improved their goalkeeping contingent further by signing former Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor on loan, but he is expected to play second fiddle to Alex, as Paul Rachuka has gone on loan to Tranmere.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Saturday November 26 2011
Time: 2:53PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Vital Preview - EFL Trophy, Round Two

These fixtures will be spread over a period of weeks! The first tie will involve Wolves and Sunderland on Monday with the final game of the round not played until the New Year.

Vital View - Championship, 1st-3rd December 2016

Another Newcastle defeat opened the Brighton but Albion could only draw so closed to within a point of the leaders. Cardiff, Wigan and rock bottom Rotherham make up the bottom three.

Video - Fulham 5-0 Reading

Stam's pre-match views Reading would find it hard to sustain a promotion-push, let alone a top 10 finish couldn't have come at a worse time as the Royals were then thrashed at Fulham.

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)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By:
Al Habsi60%
Gunter40%
McShane0%
van den Berg0%
Blackett0%
Evans0%
Williams0%
Beerens0%
McCleary0%
Obita0%
Samuel0%
Sub - Kelly0%
Sub - Meite0%
Sub - Harriott0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League