Reading is struggling near the bottom of the Championship table this year, having had points deducted – but, before this weekend, Berkshire Live reported that two players could be set for a return to action for them.
This is a big boost for the team as they will need every possible player at their disposal in an effort to try to take the league up and get back to promotion.
They’ve managed to limit themselves to just one loss in their last five games and they’re now five points ahead of the drop zone, but they’ll want to be much higher in the standings by the end of the campaign.
Reading managed to secure victories over Swansea and Birmingham but will face a tough test in their next draw against West Brom. The Baggies are right at the other end of the board, so it won’t be easy for the Royals, but they will be boosted by the return of two players to the squad.
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Liam Moore and Junior Hoilett trained with the first team this week after being sidelined and could soon be in Reading first team again.
The latter of the two has only managed four starts this year but has a goal under his belt and has a lot of experience at that level – which is important for the Royals for the remainder of the season if he is available. for selection.
As for Moore, he featured much more prominently, making 16 appearances in total. He has been a key player for Veljko Paunovic’s side but has had to spend the last few weeks on the sidelines.
Now, however, he’s back in training and it’s a welcome boost ahead of what could be a critical clash against West Brom. If they can put him on the pitch – and Hoilett – then that would be a big plus point for Reading in this game.
Junior Hoilett knows what it takes to compete at this level and Liam Moore has been the key to Reading.
For both of them, being sidelined has been a huge blow, so it’s great news for Royals fans to learn that they’re now back in training.
That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll feature this weekend, but it’s good that they are slowly improving. The sooner they can both return home, the better for the team – and that will definitely help them get started in the second half of the season.