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Coppell keen to move on

21 Oct 2006 - 10:50:12

Reading manager Steve Coppell is hoping to move on after the FA closed the book on any possible action over the Royals' clash with Chelsea last weekend.

Stephen Hunt and Ibrahima Sonko have been cleared of any deliberate wrongdoing over the incidents that saw Blues keepers Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini suffer nasty injuries and Coppell is now looking ahead.

He commented: "The FA have given their verdict and that closes the lid on it as far as we are concerned.

"Our concern now should just be for Petr Cech. We continue our good wishes for him and hope he makes a speedy and full recovery and is soon competing for a place back in their team.

"Last season we didn't have a sending-off and topped the Fair Play league. We are what we are.

"We haven't changed any of our competitive edge and physically, in Premiership terms, we are not a big side.

"I don't think anyone can accuse us of being overly physical. I would hope we can compete, but we are certainly not physical."


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