UK time is: 06:29:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Harte looking forward to Premier League chance

Reading defender Ian Harte has admitted that he is relishing the opportunity to play in the Premier League again.

The 34-year old signed a one-year contract extension last month to ensure one last chance for Harte at Premier League football. The former Republic of Ireland international certainly has the most experience out of the entire Royals squad, having played there for many years with Leeds United.

Speaking to the official RFC site, Harte said: 'I know there'll be younger lads coming in but that is a football club, there are always going to be younger lads looking to take your place. But I will just do my best and make it a difficult decision for the manager to pick the first eleven to start the first game of the season.'

'For me, my age is just a number. Some people say that when you hit 30 you're gone nowadays, but I think I have proven that it's not necessarily the case. I try to look after myself, try and eat the right food and do the right things in training. And I always put in 100% - I hate missing a day's training.'


Harte has shown his defensive capabilities have not faltered due to advancing years by having a superb second-half of the season for Brian McDermott's men, with the Royals defence being the best in the division. However, it is highly expected that Brian McDermott will bring in another left-back to provide competition for the veteran.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 7 2012

Time: 1:40PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Watford (H) Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Team news: Reading vs Watford (Friday December 19 2014)

Midfield duo return to Royals training (Thursday December 18 2014)

Clarke: We can spend in January (Thursday December 18 2014)

Opposition view - West Brom fan on Clarke (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Twitter reaction to Clarke as manager (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Clarke appointment confirmed! (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Reading expecting appointment today (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Birmingham 6 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 1 - 2 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Reading 3 - 0 Rotherham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sheff Wed 21 6 10 5 -1 28
14. Fulham 21 7 4 10 -8 25
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23

Breaking League News

Latics v Rotherham - Big Game Preview
Wigan : 20/12/2014 06:00:00
Malky Mackay Speaks About The 'Football Truce'
Wigan : 19/12/2014 23:50:00
The Derby Preview
Norwich : 19/12/2014 23:22:00
What The Bosses Say - Latics v Rotherham United
Wigan : 19/12/2014 22:47:00
Early Team News - Latics v Rotherham United
Wigan : 19/12/2014 22:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 50%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 15%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 35%