Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McCarthy is Royals' secret scout

McCarthy is Royals' secret scout

On-loan Leeds goalkeeper Alex McCarthy could well prove to be a crucial asset for his parent side Reading in the lead up to Saturday's game against Leeds.

The 22-year old has been on loan at the Royals' Championship rivals for over a month now and could give his teammates a few tips on how their opposition will play on Saturday.

Captain Jobi McAnuff told the ReadingPost: 'It`s a good opportunity for us to get some good inside information. He`s been there a while, knows their players and I think it will be an advantage for us.'

"He knows what to say and not what to say and we will try and get all we can out of him. Alex knows where his loyalties lie. They have a pretty steady ship up there and I`m sure they are looking to go all the way.'


McCarthy is enjoying a very successful spell so far at Elland Road, keeping three clean sheets in six games. He also saved a penalty at the weekend with the score at 1-0 to Watford, with Leeds going onto gain a point.

The academy graduate extended his loan spell by another month on Monday and will obviously not be allowed to play any part in Saturday's game, meaning Andy Lonergan or Maik Taylor will deputise.



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Wednesday December 14 2011
Time: 1:53PM

Comments

0
I think that sounds like a tongue in cheek comment that the press have made a mountain out of. I am sure McCarthey is thanking McAnuff for it!
dazza71
14/12/2011 16:47:00
0
Haha, probably not far wrong there!
Y19-Royal
14/12/2011 22:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Vital Preview - Championship, 24th-26th Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Team news and predicted XIs - Brighton vs Reading

As we look forward to a big game at Brighton on Saturday, we take a look at the team news and predicted starting team for both sides.

Video - Huddersfield 1 Reading 0

A late Huddersfield goal secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Reading this week.

Officials - Brighton v Reading (25/2/17)

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

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)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
Suggested By:
Reading win50%
Brighton win50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 8:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 17 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment