UK time is: 03:21:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading Return Ruled out for Sidwell

Reading have been linked in the media with a move to bring Steve Sidwell back to the Madejski Stadium on loan in January, but Steve Coppell has ruled this out.

"It was a question after the game on Saturday just in reference to the number of games Siddy has played at Chelsea," Coppell told Sky Sports News.

"Undoubtedly, if he had still been here he would have played almost every game, fitness allowing.

"I just think it was a bit of a jokey question along those lines. Realistically, he's made a decision and has made a commitment to get into the team at Chelsea, and I've got every confidence that in time he will do."

Sidwell has found it hard to command a place in the Chelsea side, as you would expect but Coppell expects him to carry on fighting for his place. He also does not think that Sidwell will be regretting his move at all, "You make decisions, and he made his decision. He wanted to test himself right at the right very top and he was given the opportunity," Coppell also told Sky Sports News.

"With all due respect, he'd be a fool to turn that opportunity down.

"He wants to see how far he can push himself. He will only do that by trying, and he's gone and tried."

It will be increasingly hard for Sidwell to break into the Chelsea side, especially with Jose Mourinho, the man who took him to Chelsea having now departed, but he will battle on.

Join Vital Reading

It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved as the season unfolds!




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 24 2007

Time: 8:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
No one could blame Sidwell for moving to Chelsea, I wished him well when he went, but knew his chances would be limited. He will keep fighting for a place, but will do well to play that many games this season.
Madejski Royal
Report Abuse
24/09/2007 19:55:00

He should never have left, it's his own fault that he isn't playing much. Yes you can talk about it being to good a move to refuse, but I would rather play myself.
sonko is superman
Report Abuse
26/09/2007 19:33:00

Don't sit on the fence will you :) I see what you are saying but I still don't blame him, who could, apart from you.
Madejski Royal
Report Abuse
26/09/2007 20:40:00

Still say he should never have left, but he scored a belter for Chelsea against Hull last night didn't he.
sonko is superman
Report Abuse
27/09/2007 11:26:00

It wsn't bad at all was it, but we've seen it all before.
Madejski Royal
Report Abuse
27/09/2007 15:22:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Another boring cup draw for Royals (Monday January 26 2015)

Player Ratings - Cardiff (A) (Monday January 26 2015)

Boss reflects on good second half (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Sunday January 25 2015)

Vital key man watch: Kenwyne Jones (Saturday January 24 2015)

Royston exit finally completed (Saturday January 24 2015)

Cardiff (A) Match Preview (Friday January 23 2015)

Team news: Cardiff vs Reading (Friday January 23 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
Reading 2 - 1 Norwich
Brighton 2 - 2 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Watford
Birmingham 6 - 1 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 25 9 5 11 -4 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32
18. Reading 26 8 6 12 -11 30
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26
21. Rotherham 26 5 11 10 -12 26

Breaking League News

Hooiveld Does Make Den Move
Millwall : 26/01/2015 21:28:00
RUFC - Evans Not Sure If Pringle Will Stay
Rotherham : 26/01/2015 20:09:00
LUFC Bamba - Easy decision to join Leeds
Leeds Utd : 26/01/2015 20:06:00
Another boring cup draw for Royals
Reading : 26/01/2015 19:56:00
Derby Host Reading
Derby County : 26/01/2015 19:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 37%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 17%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 46%