Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Goalkeeper delighted with Premier League debut

Goalkeeper delighted with Premier League debut

Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has admitted he is delighted to have made his Premier League debut and hopes to retain his place in the side.

The 22-year old was selected for Sunday's game against Tottenham, after Royals boss Brian McDermott took the decision to drop usual number one Adam Federici. Despite making a few good early saves, the England U21 international had nervous points in the game, but came through unharmed and McCarthy hopes to solidify the starting spot.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McCarthy said: 'After playing in the Championship, I`ve always wanted to make the step up to the Premier League. The games in this league are a lot more quicker paced, with better quality players. I`m over the moon to get my Premier League debut and hopefully I can build on it from here.'

'I was happy to make a few saves at the start of the game to get me into it. I wanted to get an early touch to get into the game so it was nice to make a double-save! We`ve got our game under our belts so hopefully we can build on it. I have long-term hopes of playing for England one day, so hopefully this is my chance to kick on."

Wiki page: Go to Yahoo

Join The Vital Debate

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

Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
Time: 4:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Frampton Fight Upgraded

Recent Reading Articles

Who will replace Stam? - The candidates

Now Stam is finally out the door, the looming question is who is going to save us and get us out of this mess? We assess 12 of the potential candidates for the Royals hot seat

Stam gone - so what next?!

The surprising news came through this morning that Jaap Stam has finally left the Royals, due to our dreadful form of one win in 19 games - but what's next with eight games to play?

Who Makes Giggs' First Welsh Squad?

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has now announced his first selection since taking the job on.

Talking points ahead of the Norwich game

Even the most optimistic Reading fan would struggle to see us getting anything this Saturday at Norwich, we take a look at the main talking points ahead of the game

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Bacuna0%
Sub - Smith0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures

Vital Football Comment