Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Players jetting off to Spain

Players jetting off to Spain

We are two thirds through what is becoming a very miserable season, but Jaap Stam is hoping a week in sunny Spain will change our fortunes for the final third.

A 26-man squad has jetted off this morning to participate in double training sessions in the heat, but won't be playing any friendlies while abroad. They will return to Berkshire on Saturday, three days before our trip to fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest on the Tuesday.

No game this Saturday due to Sheffield United's progress in the FA Cup meant this opportunity arose for Stam to take the players away for a little while, which let's hope gives them a needed break away and a chance to rebuild. Who know if it will help, but it's worth a shot!

The club have confirmed that the injured players who won't be travelling are Callum Harriott, skipper Paul McShane, Joseph Mendes, Stephen Quinn, Jordan Obita and Tommy Elphick. This means that John Swift has travelled, who has missed nearly two months of action with injury.

A good boost to have Swifty back, who we have missed massively in midfield. I imagine a few younger players have travelled also, but the club haven't confirmed a full list. It could do the players a world of good and the backroom staff too, we'll see if it pays off!

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

Date:Tuesday February 13 2018
Time: 11:01AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua Tells It As It Is

Recent Reading Articles

Dude, Where's Your Card - Nott'm Forest v Reading (20/2/18)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Nottingham Forest and Reading this Tuesday.

Instant Reactions - Middlesbrough v Reading (10/2/18)

Following today's clash between Middlesbrough and Reading, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Middlesbrough v Reading

All the stats from Middlesbrough (2) vs (1) Reading, Riverside Stadium, 10/2/18 Att: 23,491

Middlesbrough v Reading - Team Sheets - 10-2-18

Reading go to the Riverside Stadium as the visitors to Middlesbrough for the latest Championship 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)

Middlesbrough MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
van den Berg0%
Sub - Clement25%
Sub - Martin0%
Sub - Kermorgant0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures

Write for Vital Football