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  • Nickname:Royals
  • Founded:1871
  • Manager:Nigel Adkins
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  • Capacity:24200
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Coppell makes Euro stance

19 Oct 2007 - 08:50:57

Reading boss Steve Coppell believes he was right to dismiss the prospect of European football last season, the Royals' first in the top-flight of English football.

Coppell's side missed out on a UEFA Cup spot by just one point last term, as they drew 3-3 at Blackburn Rovers on the final day of the season.

Ahead of the meeting of the same two sides at Ewood Park this weekend, Coppell said: "The last time we went to Blackburn, it was a terrific game that epitomised what we were about - we were behind three times and came back three times.

"It was a really entertaining fixture, but my agenda had been set before then anyway.

"And my thoughts on European qualification would have been proved true by now. I had said before I wasn't bothered about Europe and literally I wasn't.

"I was delighted we were where we were. We had made history for the club and that was enough. I'm never one to be greedy."

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