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Leigertwood back just in time

Reading midfielder Mikele Leigertwood has put his injury nightmare behind him - just in time to be a promotion hero again.

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Mikele Leigertwood: Has put his injury nightmare behind him

Mikele Leigertwood: Has put his injury nightmare behind him

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Two seasons ago Leigertwood crashed in the goal which secured a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest and sent the Royals up to the Premier League.

The popular 31-year-old has since spent a year on the sidelines with an ankle problem, but he is finally back in action with Reading currently holding on to the final play-off spot with two games to go.

"It could happen, anything is possible," he said.

"We are in a good position, it is in our hands, and if there is something I can do - whether it's scoring a goal, making a challenge, clearing one off the line - it all counts.

"To play any part in this run-in and in trying to get us back to Wembley would be a great achievement."

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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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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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