Date:Wednesday January 3 2007
Steve Sidwell has made it clear that he could still sign a new contract at Reading.
Contract talks initially broke down as the midfielder wanted somewhere in the region of £25,000 a week - a fee the club were not willing to pay, especially with the uncertainty of the future.
But since late last summer when these talks took place Reading have proved themselves more then capable of staying in the Premier League.
And what`s more Sidders has proved himself crucial to the clubs success story of this season so far all meaning the club may now be willing to cough up the cash.
"Hopefully we`ll sit down this month and talk. The ball`s in the club`s court."
Sidwell is now eligible to hold talks with any foreign party that might be interesting in taking him in the summer, but 24 year-old midfielder has insisted his future is in England.
"We`ll have to wait and see. It`s not just a case of me wanting to stay. I`ve always said I will continue to play well for the club.
"The way we are going at the moment is fantastic. I am certainly not itching to get away because we are going superbly.
"It`s just a case of me sitting tight and weighing up all my options, but at the moment it`s looking good."
Aston Villa, Charlton, Everton Manchester City and Middlesborough are just some of the clubs that have bee linked with the influential player, but Steve Coppell will not cash in on Sidders despite the possibility that he could still lose him in July.
"A lot depends on what impact he has. If one of the big teams came in for him then he might want to go there.
"He has a real desire to play football and that will affect his decision-making. I don`t think he would be comfortable going somewhere where he would be part of rotation. He wants to play."
But Coppell was adamant: "There`s no way we will lose him in January.
"Realistically I would say it will be sorted out in the summer but you can never judge these things."
It is the mutual opinion of Vital Reading that Steve Sidwell is essential to Reading now and in the future and as Tom and club captain, Graeme Murty, put it:
"The club should be pulling up trees to keep him."
The Opposition View - Norwich (Friday November 28 2014)
Team news: Norwich vs Reading (Thursday November 27 2014)
Gaffer joins Twitter! (Thursday November 27 2014)
Pearce red appeal rejected (Wednesday November 26 2014)
Reading to appeal red card (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Under 21s victorious in cup (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Gunter backs the manager (Monday November 24 2014)
Pearce shocker costs Royals in another defeat (Saturday November 22 2014)
Adkins slams poor away form (Saturday November 22 2014)
Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)
|13. Sheff Wed||18||4||10||4||-2||22|
|16. Leeds Utd||18||5||5||8||-5||20|
|Millers v Blackpool Preview
» Rotherham : 29/11/2014 09:11:00
|Shaun Maloney Voted Man Of The Match v Boro
» Wigan : 29/11/2014 09:07:00
|Wednesday v Latics Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 29/11/2014 08:56:00
|What The Bosses Said - Sheff Weds v Latics
» Wigan : 29/11/2014 08:22:00
|LUFC Doukara To Down Derby?
» Leeds Utd : 29/11/2014 08:11:00