Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Tabb admits he feels the player of old

Tabb admits he feels the player of old

Reading midfielder Jay Tabb has revealed that he feels like the player he used to be after suffering from a recurring hip injury in recent months.

The 28-year old returned to the starting line-up in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Birmingham but the tireless midfielder was very pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt. Tabby has found it hard to establish a regular place in the team this term due to injury and the form of both Jem Karacan and Mikele Leigertwood, but an injury to the Turkish midfielder has gifted Jay his chance in recent weeks.

Tabb told the official RFC site: 'For me, it was nice to get the full ninety minutes and I felt I was back to myself a bit today. When you get injured, it kind of knocks you out of sync a bit, when you can't even go in the gym, you feel a bit useless. So it was good to get the ninety minutes under my belt - because I know next year is going to be a tough ask to get into this team.'

'It was a weird one really. I actually thought we played quite well. I think if we'd equalised from the penalty spot we would have gone on to win the game. But things like that happen. Towards the end we got a bit sloppy, but I don't think we played that poorly. I'm glad they didn't score the penalty at the end because I think 3-0 would have flattered them.'


The former Coventry player signed a new deal with the club earlier in the season and is set to play a part in next season's voyage in the Premier League. Despite making 77 appearances for Reading, Tabb is yet to score for the Royals. During his three-year tenure with Coventry, he scored a respectable 11 goals, where he operated mainly on the left wing.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Monday April 30 2012
Time: 12:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

McShane In Team Of The Week (27/9/16)

Reading are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Watson In Team Of The Round (26/9/16)

Reading are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

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 Mackie10%
Carlton Cole 7%
Nahki Wells65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship