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Nigel Lonwijk and Brendan Galloway pushing for Plymouth debuts

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by PA4 hits

Plymouth could hand starts to defenders Nigel Lonwijk and Brendan Galloway in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup first-round tie with Peterborough.Dutchman Lonwijk is awaiting his Argyle debut after arriving on a season-long loan from Wolves, while Galloway has not played a competitive first-team match since suffering a serious knee injury last November.Jordan Houghton seems likely to return in centr...Full Story »

Virgil van Dijk and Kevin de Bruyne forget title rivalry as pair party at Ibiza club before posing with Calvin Harris

Posted Sunday, July 03, 2022 by hits

VIRGIL VAN DIJK and Kevin de Bruyne put their club rivalries aside to enjoy a dance party in Ibiza. The Liverpool defender, 30, and Man City playmaker, 31, were spotted at beachfront resort Ushuaia enjoying a DJ set by Calvin Harris on the Balearic Islands. Virgil van Dijk, Calvin Harris and Kevin de Bruyne party together in Ibiza And the pair appeared deep in chat as they danced along to the...Full Story »

Pascal Struijk late goal against Brighton earns Leeds vital draw in safety scrap

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2022 by PA5 hits

Pascal Struijk headed a stoppage-time equaliser as Leeds snatched a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival with a 1-1 draw against Brighton.Late substitute Struijk headed home at the far post in the second minute of added time to lift Leeds out of the bottom three after Danny Welbeck had given Albion a half-time lead at Elland Road.Following relegation rivals Burnley’s defe...Full Story »

It is best for the club – Veljko Paunovic bids Reading farewell

Posted Sunday, February 20, 2022 by PA30 hits

Veljko Paunovic accepted his Reading departure was “best for the club” despite leading the Royals to a 3-2 win at Preston in what proved to be his last match in charge.Paunovic’s exit was confirmed shortly after full-time, with former England midfielder Paul Ince installed as interim boss alongside academy manager Michael Gilkes.Reading pointed to “strict transfer embargo...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic insists he is doing his best at Reading after more fan protests

Posted Thursday, February 17, 2022 by PA31 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic refused to discuss his future after fans again called for him to be axed following a goalless draw at relegation rivals Peterborough.The stalemate – which kept Reading two points clear of the bottom three in the Championship – was followed by a lengthy protest from angry Royals supporters.The draw snapped a run of seven successive league defeats but Readi...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic praises Reading fans despite protests in Coventry defeat

Posted Sunday, February 13, 2022 by PA17 hits

Under-fire Reading manager Veljko Paunovic praised his club’s fans despite their protests before and after the 3-2 Sky Bet Championship defeat at home to Coventry.It was relegation-threatened Reading’s seventh league defeat in a row.Lucas Joao headed home in the 23rd minute to give Reading the lead but Coventry levelled in first-half stoppage time through Dominic Hyam.Defender Michae...Full Story »

Under-pressure Veljko Paunovic insists ‘there are better times ahead’ at Reading

Posted Thursday, February 10, 2022 by PA29 hits

Veljko Paunovic insisted Reading have what it takes to escape relegation from the Sky Bet Championship after hearing travelling fans call for his head in the 2-1 defeat at Bristol City.There were chants for the manager’s dismissal in the second half after Antoine Semenyo’s 44th-minute strike and a Michael Morrison own goal shortly after the break had deepened fears about the drop.Sub...Full Story »

I can handle the pressure: Veljko Paunovic jeered by fans as Reading lose to QPR

Posted Sunday, January 30, 2022 by PA7 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic admitted fans calling for him to be sacked was “difficult to hear”, but insisted he is not concerned about his future in the wake of a 4-0 defeat at QPR.Angry Royals supporters turned on Paunovic, whose team are struggling near the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship and are without a win in nine matches.Paunovic said: “It’s obviously difficult...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic demands more from his players after Reading’s defeat to Luton

Posted Thursday, January 20, 2022 by PA37 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic has urged his players to show more “urgency, anger and courage” after a 2-0 home defeat against Luton left them battling against relegation from the Championship.In a generally poor game, Luton went ahead shortly after the half-hour mark through the headed own goal from home centre-back Tom Holmes.Reading were little better after the break, with Luton ...Full Story »

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic without several players for visit of Fulham

Posted Monday, January 10, 2022 by PA50 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic is set to be without a number of players for Tuesday’s Championship clash with Fulham.Alen Halilovic, Felipe Araruna, Tom McIntyre and Michael Morrison are all absent through injury.Ovie Ejaria and Lucas Joao are doubts, while Andy Yiadom and Baba Rahman are on international duty with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.The Royals will be bidding to bounce back ...Full Story »

Frustrated Reading boss Veljko Paunovic wants to see VAR in Championship

Posted Sunday, December 05, 2021 by PA14 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic called for the introduction of VAR in the Championship after a 1-1 home draw with Hull.Centre-back Tom Holmes gave Reading a 1-0 half-time lead with a spectacular overhead kick in stoppage time – his first goal for the club.But Hull levelled 10 minutes after the interval when home keeper Luke Southwood allowed a long-range effort from Mallik Wilks to squirm ...Full Story »

Lengthy injury list hampers Reading manager Veljko Paunovic ahead of Hull visit

Posted Friday, December 03, 2021 by PA20 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic has an extensive injury list for the visit of Hull in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.Junior Hoilett has returned to training on the grass but is still non-contact so is not yet taking part in team training, while Andy Rinomhota remains slightly further behind.Jahmari Clarke is expected to be out for a couple more weeks, with Lucas Joao expected back on the g...Full Story »

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic lauds impact of Andy Carroll and Danny Drinkwater

Posted Sunday, November 28, 2021 by PA10 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic hailed the contribution of Andy Carroll and Danny Drinkwater after their 3-2 Sky Bet Championship win at Swansea.The former England pair notched their first Reading goals as the Royals claimed a first win since being deducted six points for breaching English Football League financial regulations.Paunovic said: “Andy and Danny are very important with their exper...Full Story »

Reading’s Veljko Paunovic relieved ‘dark cloud’ of points deduction is settled

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA24 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic has spoken of his relief that the uncertainty of a possible EFL points deduction has been lifted from the Sky Bet Championship club.A six-point deduction was confirmed on Wednesday, with the Royals then going on to draw 1-1 with Nottingham Forest at the SCL Stadium.In-form Forest were rewarded for an enterprising opening by going in front in the fourth minute thro...Full Story »

'Van Dijk stood out like a sore thumb, but big clubs made excuses not to sign him' - Ex-Celtic scout Moss reveals why no one signed Liverpool star sooner

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Goal.com103 hits

The man who brought the Netherlands international to the UK was also involved in the development of Kieran Tierney, Wilfried Zaha and Jamal Musiala Though there have been some question marks over his form this season, there is no doubting that Virgil van Dijk remains one of, if not the world's premier centre-back. How, then, did it take him so long to earn himself a move to one of Europe's e...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic hails ‘perfect baptism’ for super-sub teenager Jahmari Clarke

Posted Sunday, November 07, 2021 by PA23 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic said teenage substitute Jahmari Clarke experienced a “perfect baptism” after scoring twice as the Royals beat Birmingham 2-1 in a delayed game at St Andrew’s.Striker Clarke, 18, a half-time replacement for George Puscas, scored in the 70th and 82nd minutes to turn the game on its head after Reading trailed to Scott Hogan’s third-minute stri...Full Story »

Anfernee Dijksteel remains on sidelines as Middlesbrough host Birmingham

Posted Friday, October 29, 2021 by PA44 hits

Middlesbrough are still expected to be without Anfernee Dijksteel when they face Birmingham this weekend.The defender has not featured for Boro since coming off against Blackpool last month.Manager Neil Warnock is also without Dael Fry, Grant Hall and Marc Bola, who are all out through injury.Warnock told the club website that Djiksteel is “the nearest one to coming back” but the Bir...Full Story »

‘We crumbled’ – Reading boss Veljko Paunovic on his side’s loss to Blackpool

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 by PA38 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic admitted his side “crumbled” after they let slip a 2-0 half-time lead to lose 3-2 at home to Blackpool in the Championship.Goals from Scott Dann and Tom Dele-Bashiru had given in-form Reading, who had won five of their previous six games, a comfortable advantage after 21 minutes.But Blackpool deservedly drew level with second-half efforts from Owen Dal...Full Story »

Virgil Van Dijk not concerned about scrutiny on his recovery from knee surgery

Posted Monday, October 18, 2021 by PA67 hits

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk knows he is being closely watched to see how well he has recovered from knee surgery but feels he still has plenty of room for improvement.It is exactly a year to the day since the Netherlands captain was given the diagnosis by a specialist he would require an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee, after a challenge by Everton goalke...Full Story »

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic: Win over Barnsley was ‘a bit of a relief’

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA23 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic admitted the 1-0 win over Barnsley was “a bit of a relief” as they were made to battle for the points at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.Although Barnsley dominated the first half, they squandered a series of good chances, most notably through Cauley Woodrow.Callum Brittain also struck a post for the visitors early in the second period, before John Swif...Full Story »

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