Rasiak eyes Reading opportunity

16 February 2010 12:17
Reading striker Grzegorz Rasiak is looking to make the most of Shane Long's four-match suspension.Long was dismissed against West Brom in the FA Cup for dangerous play and Rasiak is the most likely replacement. [LNB]He told BBC Berkshire: "Football's a difficult game sometimes - bad luck for your friend gives you an opportunity. [LNB]"I would like Shane to be playing, because he's been playing very well. But it's an opportunity to play and more importantly to keep winning." [LNB]Rasiak has scored six goals so far this season, but has recently been restricted to a substitute's role, with Long in a rich vein of form.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] The Poland international says Reading have an important run of games coming up in the Championship. [LNB]"If you see the table, there's only about six points between us and 12th position and we have a game in hand. [LNB]"We have Crystal Palace and Blackpool away - not easy games, but definitely opportunities to get some wins. [LNB]"We've had a good run but it's not enough to get us higher in the table and out of the relegation zone. [LNB]Rasiak added although Palace are a quality side, he sees it as a winnable game. [LNB]"They could be close to the play-off positions. It's been difficult for them and they've lost one of their best players, Victor Moses, in the transfer window. [LNB]"So they're not as good as they were a few weeks ago, but they're at home so it'll be a difficult game for us, but one I believe we can win." [LNB]Crystal Palace versus Reading kicks off at 2000 GMT on Wednesday, 17 February and is live on BBC Berkshire.

Source: BBC_Sport