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Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Reading

Reading will feel suitably robbed in a match where Sheffield Wednesday managed aboslutely nothing of note. Glenn Murray's missed penalty proved crucial, and a couple of good stops from Wednesday's man between the sticks, Keiren Westwood kept Wednesday in the game. The game started slowly, and quickly Mikkel Andersen - in for the injured Adam Federici - took his first touch in a Reading shirt, seven years after joining the club.
Pearce was fairly lucky to not give away a penalty himself, blatantly pulling shirts from a corner. Luckily the referee - who had a poor game - didn't take action. Down the other end however he was more active; Murray broke through and was felled in the box. The perpetrator received a yellow for his troubles, and may be lucky to have remained on the field considering the nature of the foul. Unfortunately Murray's penalty - while well struck - was straight off the legs of the keeper, and cannoned out.
Although a lot of the Akpan scapegoating may…

Summer Transfers

Reading finally broke their self-imposed transfer embargo with the signing of Simon Cox, and from there some business has been done, but perhaps not as much as Reading fans would have wanted considering Adkins hankering to "strengthen all over". Yet again Reading's rhetoric somewhat overstates their actions, although I doubt they will have expected the takeover to take as long as it has getting through the Football League tests.
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Simon Cox | Nottingham Forest Cox, the first permanent signing in over a year has started his second term pretty well. Although not having the best game back at the City Ground he scored the only goal in the game with Middlesbrough, and got a consolation against Huddersfield. However he's definitely not cut out for the lone striker role, so let's hope that he doesn't have to play it too often.
Jamie Mackie | Nottingham Forest (loan) The quintessential workhorse, Mackie hasn't really had a chance to impress yet but with half the …