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Royals boss lauds in-form Long

26 Dec 2010 19:00:15

Royals boss lauds in-form Long

Reading boss Brian McDermott hailed striker Shane Long after the Ireland international's brace helped the Royals come from behind to beat Bristol City 4-1.The hosts went behind to a Jonathan Stead goal, but Jobi McAnuff equalised and Noel Hunt added a second for Reading before the break. Long beat James twice in the second half for his seventh and eighth goals of the season and his manager Brian McDermott said: "Shane has been suffering with flu this week and wasn't able to train until Christmas Eve,"It wasn't just the fact that he scored two goals today, it was his all-round performance."He has had some criticism from the fans, but he knows I have got 100% trust in him."


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