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Reading Football Club

  • Nickname:Royals
  • Founded:1871
  • Manager:Nigel Adkins
  • Ground:Madejski Stadium
  • Capacity:24200
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Royals keeper feels the heat

09 Dec 2009 - 15:26:15

Reading number one Adam Federici has admitted that the players are struggling to perform at home where the expectation of fans is putting pressure on the relegation-threatened team.

Players, fans and pundits all anticipated a strong season from the Royals but they've struggled, falling to 19th after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace. Only seven points have been won at the Madejski Stadium from ten games.

"We seemed to lack a bit of confidence which was a strange feeling out there. Everyone wants to perform at home and to impress the supporters - the pressure is there," Federici conceded to BBC Berkshire.

"A few people have to stick their hands up a bit more and do more on the pitch like we do on away games," the 24-year-old Aussie keeper added.


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