UK time is: 08:15:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sonko`s Season Setback


Colossal centre back, Ibrahima Sonko, is set to miss the rest of the season with the knee injury suffered in Reading`s 3-1 victory over Sheffield United two weeks ago.

The mammoth defender of 25-years of age has been sitting out sidelined since the game but it was only recently ther severity of the situation was realised.

Sonko has damaged cruciate ligaments in his knee, a fate suffered by his team-mate Peter Mate who is also missing the whole season.

Sonko has been a talismanic figure in the Reading starting eleven, involved in every one of Reading`s league games last season, the Senegalese international is the lynchpin of the Reading defence.

Manager and mentor, Steve Coppell admitted that the loss of Ibrahima would be a huge setback to the club 'We will be missing Sonko for the rest of the season,'

But the Royals boss was adamant that Sonko will return, "It is not good for us but medical science is such that it is just a question of a time delay. We expect him to come back as good as ever within a period of time."

Steve Coppell`s playing career was ended by a similar injury, he praised Sonko for how he dealt with the situation:

"It was incredible really that he tried to play on. I have done my cruciate and could just about hobble to the side of the pitch."

But now the Royals will have to get used to life without their larger then life defender, Steve Coppell has already been buying in the transfer window in an attempt to find a defender to take his place.

Alan Bennett, Michael Duberry and Greg Halford will join other Royals defenders Sam Sodje and André Bikey in contention for the open space in the starting eleven. But one thing is certain, whoever plays they will have some pretty big boots to fill.




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 2 2007

Time: 9:11AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
its a shame that sonko is gone but im confident we have more then enough cover at the back. this explains the duberry signing too!
link201
Report Abuse
04/02/2007 00:53:00

a shame about sonks but duberry will cover and mayybe keep sonko out the team when he comes back!
stevie_royal
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 13:15:00

youve got to be joking stevie! Sonko will always be a first choice, Duberry is an ends to a means at best
link201
Report Abuse
05/02/2007 13:20:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

The Opposition View - Arsenal (Friday April 17 2015)

Team news: Reading vs Arsenal (Friday April 17 2015)

Keen: Lots of positives (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Royals unlucky in Bournemouth defeat (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Stats: Reading v Bournemouth (Wednesday April 15 2015)

The Opposition View - Bournemouth (Monday April 13 2015)

Player Ratings - Blackburn (H) (Monday April 13 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. eddie55 2

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Leeds Utd 43 14 10 19 -11 52
16. Huddersfield 43 13 13 17 -17 52
17. Bolton 43 13 11 19 -9 50
18. Reading 42 12 11 19 -20 47
19. Brighton 43 10 16 17 -7 46
20. Fulham 43 12 10 21 -21 46
21. Rotherham 43 10 14 19 -22 44

Breaking League News

Latics v Brighton - Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 18/04/2015 08:05:01
LUFC Six players pull out of Leeds squad
» Leeds Utd : 18/04/2015 08:04:00
LUFC On This Day - April 18th
» Leeds Utd : 18/04/2015 07:35:01
Karanka so proud
» Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 22:51:01
Boro return top with superb victory
» Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 22:27:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 51%
Draw 33%
Loss 16%