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McCleary: I'm settling in well

McCleary: I'm settling in well

Winger Garath McCleary has said that he is settling in well with his new side Reading and looks forward to the opportunity of Premier League football.

The 25-year old signed with the Premier League boys in May on a free transfer, but it hasn't taken long for McCleary to settle in with his new team mates. His Nottingham Forest team mate Chris Gunter has also joined the Royals, with both players sharing the same agent. The former Slough Town player has made a superb jump from non-league football to the top division within four years.

Speaking to SkySports.com, McCleary commented: 'I am settling in quite well. It has been really good as everyone has taken to me quite well and I know some of the new signings and some of the players who were already here. It has been really good and I am really enjoying it. I am really excited and I can't wait to test myself in Premier League.'

'I think it is where every professional footballer wants to be. I just want to get the games under way. Pre-season is really as you get your fitness from it, but as soon as the Premier League starts and you know you are involved in it it will be a fantastic place to be and I just cannot wait. As soon we get out and play the first game of the season I think it will hit me how far I have come in such a short space of time.'


McCleary has appeared in both of the Royals' friendlies against AFC Wimbledon and CDR Quarteirense, impressing many in those games. Some question whether McCleary can make the step up to Premier League football, considering he was not a regular in the Forest side since the start of last season. Do you think he deserves his chance, or has it come a bit too early for him?

Wiki page: Garath McCleary

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Writer:Josh
Date:Monday July 23 2012
Time: 1:00PM

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His contribution last season was nothing short of extraordinary providing a real cutting edge in attack. 9 goals and 7 assists in 22 games he should of and would of been a regular for far longer if given the chance sooner. Time will tell whether he can make the step up but I think this question will apply to the majority of the reading squad.
tarder
23/07/2012 20:37:00
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Very good point there tarder, I think the whole squad will have to prove they are up to Premier League standards, not just McCleary.
Y19-Royal
24/07/2012 15:38:00
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