UK time is: 10:58:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Roberts wants Pog partnership

Reading striker Jason Roberts has said that the Royals have a great chance of surviving in the Premier League and that he hopes to form a notable partnership with new striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.

The 34-year old joined the Royals back in January and has since, helped them to promotion to the Premier League with some fine, experienced performances. Reading boss Brian McDermott has made some shrewd movements in the transfer market this summer, especially the acquisition of Russian forward Pavel Pogrebnyak, who Roberts hopes to play alongside on his return to Premier League football.

Speaking to SkySports, Roberts said: 'We have to believe that we are good enough. We have got some good players who have played in the Premier League before and that is a bonus for us. It is an exciting time for everyone at the club. When you look at the side you do not know what the starting XI is going to be and that is where you have to be if you are attacking a league as competitive as the Premier League.'

'We played two up front last year and hopefully we will continue to do that. Pogrebnyak is a big name player who has come in and I would like to see myself up front with him. But there are other players here like Noel Hunt, Adam Le Fondre and Simon Church and other players who have helped the club be where they are today as well as the Pog. They will want to take their chances, as will I.'


Roberts will not play a part in tonight's friendly against Brighton, as he is currently nursing a calf problem. However, the former Blackburn forward is likely to be fit for the first game of the season against Stoke, despite him only likely to gain a place on the bench. Do Reading fans feel that Roberts should start up front with Pog? Or do Alfie, Hunt or Church deserve to start instead?

Wiki page: Jason Roberts

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:Tuesday August 7 2012

Time: 12:24PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Team news: Bradford vs Reading (Friday March 6 2015)

Boss hails 'massive' equaliser (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Bolton v Reading (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Bolton 1 - 1 Reading (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Bolton (A) Match Preview (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Key man watch: Zach Clough (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Team news: Bolton vs Reading (Monday March 2 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Leeds Utd 35 12 8 15 -8 44
16. Huddersfield 35 11 9 15 -15 42
17. Bolton 35 11 8 16 -11 41
18. Reading 35 11 8 16 -16 41
19. Brighton 35 9 13 13 -3 40
20. Fulham 35 11 6 18 -13 39
21. Rotherham 35 8 13 14 -18 37

Breaking League News

No time for Wolves to dwell
Wolves : 06/03/2015 10:00:01
Team news: Bradford vs Reading
Reading : 06/03/2015 10:00:01
RUFC - Ward 'A Win Would Be Massive
Rotherham : 06/03/2015 09:04:01
RUFC - Newton 'We Need To Be Up For It'
Rotherham : 06/03/2015 09:02:00
12th Man - New Era - New Beginnings
Wigan : 06/03/2015 09:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 31%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 19%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 50%