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Skipper frustrated at lack of starts

Reading captain Jobi McAnuff has hinted at his frustration at not being in the starting XI.

The 31-year old has only started three games in the league this season, but has missed out through injury on two occasions this season. He has found Royston Drenthe, Garath McCleary, Hal Robson-Kanu and young Jordan Obita ahead of him in the pecking order so far this campaign.

Speaking to the Reading Post about his absence in the side, the skipper said: 'I want to play games and that`s the bottom line. I think anyone in this squad will say the same. Obviously I`m used to starting but that`s just how it is at the moment.'

'So I've got to do as well as I can for however long I get, whether it`s coming on for twenty minutes or starting. That`s just the role I`ve got at the moment and I`ll keep plugging away and keep knocking on the door. I`ve got to just do as well as I can when I`m on the pitch and try get into the team.'


I can see where Jobi is coming from, but at the age of 31, he isn't getting any younger. Adkins is justified in having the names mentioned above playing ahead of him. It wouldn't surprise me to see him make a loan move away soon when Drenthe is back fit.

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Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 23 2013

Time: 4:38PM

 

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