Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Kebe describes Reading as like a 'big family'

Kebe describes Reading as like a 'big family'

Reading winger Jimmy Kebe has described the club like a 'big family' and explained his motives in staying at the Madejski Stadium, following the completion of his new deal signed a few days ago.

The 28-year old Malian signed a extension to his current deal, which will keep him at the club until 2014. The board were also keen to reiterate that the terms of the contract were exactly the same to the terms offered, before the proposed takeover by investment group TSI.

Kebe told the official RFC website: 'That's why I'm saying all the time Reading is like a big family, there are big fans behind us - so like I said we will try to get better, and with the fans behind us it's going to be a great season hopefully.'

'It feels good, I always said I wanted to stay here - so it's not a surprise that I signed the contract. It's a good day. He's [Brian McDermott] a great manager for me, that's why I want to stay here for a long time.'


The former Lens player has had recent injury troubles, concerning a knee problem which kept him out of last week's loss against Hull. However, Kebe should be fit for this weekend's game against Bristol City, with Michail Antonio on standby.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Thursday January 26 2012
Time: 6:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Match Day Officials v Wigan (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Wigan Athletic this Saturday.

Team news - Reading vs Wigan

As we look forward to our last home game of the season against Wigan, we take a look at the team news for both sides.

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)

Reading v Wigan Athletic
Suggested By:
Reading win67%
Wigan win33%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
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)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment