Early return benefits Obita

Jordan Obita's decision to shun an extended loan spell and return to Reading has been rewarded with a regular role.

Last Updated: 14/10/13 at 17:58 Post Comment

Jordan Obita: Has forced his way into the first team set-up at Reading

Jordan Obita: Has forced his way into the first team set-up at Reading

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

A product of the Royals' academy system, Obita has had to be patient in his pursuit of first-team recognition.

Much of his senior experience to date has been collected away from the Madejski Stadium during loan spells at Barnet, Gillingham, Portsmouth and Oldham Athletic.

It was during his stint at Boundary Park last season that Obita decided he had had enough of life on the road, with the 19-year-old heading back to Reading in April in an effort to catch Nigel Adkins' eye.

He told the Reading Post: "I decided to come back and try to impress the manager early.

"Then, in the summer, I found out I was going on the pre-season tour.

"My agent and family told me to make sure I did well but I thought that doing well wasn't good enough, I wanted to be the best player on tour.

"I wanted to score and set up a few goals and then I would have my chance more."

A man who has since made three starts, two of them in the Championship, added: "I'm pretty young still. I'm 19 and not many 19-year-olds play in the Championship.

"I want to try and cement my place now but if I don't, then I just have to keep developing and getting better."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Patrice Evra reveals he would have been Man Utd captain if he had stayed

Patrice Evra has revealed he would have been made captain if he had stayed at Manchester United.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Premier League: Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin returns to training

Sky sources understand that Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has trained as normal despite requesting a move.

Mail Box

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property