Duo close to Royals return

Experienced Reading duo Mikele Leigertwood and Jason Roberts are closing in on returns to action.

Last Updated: 17/09/13 at 10:53 Post Comment

Jason Roberts: On the verge of a return to action

Jason Roberts: On the verge of a return to action

Midfielder Leigertwood underwent an ankle operation over the summer and striker Roberts has also yet to appear this season due to a hip injury.

But both players are stepping up their training to give manager Nigel Adkins a welcome fitness boost.

Director of football Nicky Hammond said: "They are both back on the training field and have been making progress.

"It will be nice to have them both back in contention."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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