2010–11 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
2010-11 season
Chairman Sir John Madejski
Manager Brian McDermott
The Championship 5th
FA Cup Quarter final vs Manchester City
League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League:
Shane Long (23)

All:
Shane Long (25)
Highest home attendance 23,677 v Leeds United
Championship 27/11/2010
Lowest home attendance 14,029 v Coventry City
Championship 11/12/2010
Average home league attendance 17,681
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010-11 season was Reading's third season back in the Championship, since relegation from the Premier League in 2008. Having become Reading manager in January 2010, this was Brian McDermott's first full season in charge at the club.

Season review[edit]

See also Football League Championship 2010-11

Pre-season[edit]

Summer transfers Left-back Marcus Williams joined Reading on a free transfer on 11 May 2010, having played seven seasons for Scunthorpe United. Right-back Andy Griffin signed for the club for a nominal fee on 1 July, having made 25 league appearances for Reading, on loan from Stoke City in the 2009–10 season. The transfer deadline day saw the arrival of Zurab Khizanishvili on loan from Blackburn Rovers and Ian Harte from Carlisle United.

Marek Matějovský joined Sparta Prague for a fee of £650,000 on 11 June 2010, having made 56 appearances for the Royals in two-and-a-half years at the club. Kalifa Cissé left the club after three years, signed by former Reading manager Steve Coppell for Bristol City on 9 July 2010. Cissé made 83 appearances for Reading, scoring seven goals. The transfer window also saw the departure of Gylfi Sigurðsson to German Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim for £7 million.

Friendlies

Reading opened their pre-season campaign with a 1–0 victory over Farnborough, Noel Hunt scoring the winning goal.

The Royals then departed on tour to Slovenia, where they enjoyed a 3–1 victory over a Red Star Belgrade B-side, a game in which Marcus Williams made his first appearance for the club. Alex Pearce headed a first-half response for Reading, after Belgrade had taken the lead, and Simon Church sealed the victory with two second-half goals. A third consecutive win followed, as Reading defeated top-flight Croatian side Inter Zaprešić 2–0, with goals from Matt Mills and James Henry. Reading then suffered their first loss of the pre-season campaign, in the final game of the tour, with a 1–0 defeat against NK Celje, striker Gorazd Zajc scored the only goal in the game.

Returning to England, Reading got back to winning ways, coming from behind to beat Wycombe Wanderers 2–1, thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurðsson, from the penalty spot, and Hal Robson-Kanu. Another 2–1 victory followed in the Royals penultimate pre-season friendly, as another Sigurðsson penalty, and a second half goal from Michail Antonio saw Reading past Wolverhampton Wanderers. Reading's final game of pre-season was a 4–2 victory at Southampton, courtesy of goals from Sigurðsson, Church (2) and Antonio.

August[edit]

Reading's league season began in disappointing style with a 2–1 home defeat to Scunthorpe United. After the visitors had taken an early lead through a disputed Garry Thompson goal – the linesman flagging for offside and subsequently overruled by the referee – Gylfi Sigurðsson put Reading on level terms from 25 yards. Despite enjoying spells of pressure, the Royals were unable to find another goal, and Rob Jones headed home a corner to give Scunthorpe the victory.

Reading progressed to the second round of the League Cup with a narrow victory over Torquay United, Grzegorz Rasiak bundling home the winner in the final minute of extra-time. A league draw at Portsmouth followed, the Royals coming from behind to take a point as Jimmy Kébé poked the ball home in the 87th minute following a goal-mouth scramble. The next game Reading went 1–0 up against promotion favourites Nottingham Forest from an Alex Pearce volley, but goalkeeper Adam Federici made a horrible mistake in giving Forest the equaliser by kicking the ball into Jem Karacan which resulted in Robert Earnshaw turning in from close range.

Reading then played League Two opponents Northampton Town in the League Cup in which Reading went 1–0 up courtesy of a Matt Mills backheeler from a Brian Howard corner. Northampton equalised with a horrible mistake from goalkeeper Ben Hamer where he dropped the ball twice in a row to allow Andy Holt a tap-in. Reading went back into the lead with a goal from Hal Robson-Kanu after some saves from the Northampton goalkeeper Oscar Jansson, but again Hamer erred, granting Kevin Thornton the equaliser. In extra time, however, Matt Mills put Reading ahead again only to then score an own goal at the end. Reading subsequently lost 4–2 on penalties, with Simon Church and Jake Taylor having their shots saved. In their next game, Reading won 2–1 over Leicester City with a lob from Gylfi Sigurðsson and a bullet header from Mills. Leicester had equalised with a long range shot from Lloyd Dyer but Reading scored in the 86th minute to hold Leicester at bay for their first win of the season.

September[edit]

On 11 September, after the international break and the sale of Sigurðsson, Reading beat Crystal Palace 3–0. The first goal was a penalty won and scored by Shane Long after he cut in from the left and was taken out by Paddy McCarthy. The second was also a penalty after Jem Karacan ran the whole pitch with the ball, to pass to Long who cut in again and was taken out by Julian Bennett. New signing Ian Harte took responsibility and scored. The third was in extra time when Brian Howard lofted a pass to Jimmy Kébé, who then cut in and fired past Julián Speroni. Next, Reading had an away game against in-form Millwall where it ended 0–0 after some brilliant saves by Adam Federici and Millwall goalkeeper David Forde. Reading then lost 3–1 to Middlesbrough after they went 1–0 down in 24 seconds thanks to Scottish midfielder Barry Robson. Next, an ex-Reading player came back to haunt them; Leroy Lita scored to make it 2–0, but a few minutes later, Kébé got one back after he dribbled round two players then passed back to Brian Howard, who laid him off. David Wheater, however, capped it off for Middlesbrough with a header past Adam Federici. Just before the full-time whistle Brian Howard was shown a straight red after a tackle on Andy Halliday.

Next, Reading beat Barnsley 3–0 with three goals in the last 12 minutes. Chris Armstrong made a comeback after 112 seasons out of action with a knee injury. Kébé again put Reading in the lead with a bullet header from substitute Hal Robson-Kanu's cross. Ian Harte then curled a perfect free-kick past Luke Steele to make it 2–0. Robson-Kanu then capped it off with a 50-yard run and then a cool finish under goalkeeper Luke Steele. On the 61st minute, however, Zurab Khizanishvili was sent off after a tackle that never was on Chris Wood. On 28 September, a Tuesday, Reading beat Ipswich Town 1–0 after substitute Simon Church came on and after 30 seconds on, he had the ball in the net. Jem Karacan's shot was steered in well by Church and Matt Mills was sent off for two bookable offences; this marked three Reading red cards in three games.

October[edit]

Reading opened October with a trip to Preston North End, earning a 1–1 draw. The Royals went behind in the first-half with a goal from Preston's Keith Treacy, but in the 55th minute, Reading drew level through a sensational 25-yard volley from Jem Karacan. Reading then lost at home to Swansea City by a slim margin, Scott Sinclair giving ex-Reading manager Brendan Rodgers a happy return with his new Swans side. The Tuesday after, Reading again lost, this time to Bristol City with a goal from striker Danny Haynes on 28 minutes. In the next game, Reading beat an "unbeaten-at-home" Burnley 4–0. The first goal came from a Shane Long penalty which he won after being slipped through by Jay Tabb and was fouled by Leon Cort. The next came from Jobi McAnuff after Ian Harte fired in a free-kick and Matt Mills' shot fell to McAnuff to volley in. Soon after, substitute Michail Antonio tapped in Shane Long's cross, while other substitute Simon Church belted in a shot at a tight angle from a Brian Howard pass.

Reading's next match was a 4–3 victory over Doncaster Rovers, coming back from 3–1 down. Matt Mills opened up the scoring early only to have James Hayter eqilise. Shelton Martis then put Doncaster in the lead, while two minutes into the second-half, Dean Shiels made it 3–1. Reading brought on Noel Hunt and Simon Church, and Hunt made an immediate impact by crossing in for Jem Karacan to head past Neil Sullivan. Then Harte whipped a superb free-kick into the top corner and to finish off, Church belted in substitute Antonio's squareball.

March[edit]

On 8 March 2011, Chris Armstrong announced his retirement from football following being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.[1] Later on in the day, Reading travelled to Ipswich and won 3–1 thanks to goals from Shane Long, Ian Harte and Noel Hunt, while Connor Wickham scored a consolation goal in injury time at the end of the second-half for Ipswich. Reading's next game was a FA Cup quarter-final match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. Reading played well before eventually conceding a 74th-minute goal to Micah Richards that turned out to be the only goal of the game, thus eliminating Reading from the FA Cup. Reading where back playing in the Championship on 19 March away at Barnsley; it was a close game, with the winner for the Royals coming in the 71st minute thanks to second-half substitute Mathieu Manset.

April[edit]

Reading's Good Friday game against fellow promotion chasers Leeds United ended 0–0 to end a run of eight wins on the trot. On 25 April, a Monday, Reading lost their recent unbeaten record of 13 games in a 3–2 defeat at home to relegation threatened Sheffield United. Reading went 2–0 up inside 20 minutes through Noel Hunt and Hal Robson-Kanu before ex-Royal Darius Henderson pulled one back on 30 minutes and Lee Williamson converted on the stroke of half-time. In the second-half, Henderson scored again to seal the win for the Blades. At Reading's final away game of the season, at Coventry City on Saturday, 30 April, they secured the point they need to secure their place in this season's Championship play-offs with a 0–0 draw.

May[edit]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Adam Federici
2 England DF Andy Griffin
3 England DF Marcus Williams
4 Turkey MF Jem Karacan[N 1]
5 England DF Matt Mills (vice-captain)
6 Iceland MF Brynjar Gunnarsson
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb[N 2]
8 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood[N 3]
9 Republic of Ireland FW Shane Long
10 Republic of Ireland FW Noel Hunt
11 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff[N 4]
12 Republic of Ireland FW Dave Mooney
14 Mali MF Jimmy Kébé[N 5]
15 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson (club captain)
17 England MF Michail Antonio
18 Wales FW Simon Church[N 6]
19 Wales MF Hal Robson-Kanu[N 7]
20 England MF Brian Howard
21 England GK Ben Hamer
22 England DF Julian Kelly
23 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte
No. Position Player
24 England DF Shaun Cummings[N 8]
25 Wales MF Jake Taylor[N 9]
26 Scotland DF Alex Pearce[N 10]
27 Republic of Ireland MF Scott Davies[N 11]
28 England DF Sean Morrison
29 England FW Nicholas Bignall
30 England FW Abdulai Bell-Baggie[N 12]
31 Denmark GK Mikkel Andersen
32 England FW Jacob Walcott
34 Canada DF Ethan Gage
35 England DF Michael Hector [N 13]
36 England DF Jack Mills
37 England MF Jordan Obita
38 England MF James Rowe
39 England FW Brett Williams
40 England MF Lawson D'Ath
41 England GK Alex McCarthy
42 England GK Simon Locke
44 Republic of Ireland MF Danny Joyce
45 France FW Mathieu Manset
United States MF Erik Opsahl

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
8 Iceland MF Gylfi Sigurðsson (to 1899 Hoffenheim)
23 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak (to AEL Limassol)
No. Position Player
33 Scotland DF Chris Armstrong[N 14] (retired)

Transfers[edit]

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
8 March 2011 LB Scotland Chris Armstrong Retired[37]
2 June 2011[38] WG England Abdulai Bell-Baggie Yeovil Town August 2011[39]
2 June 2011[38] CB Iceland Ívar Ingimarsson Ipswich Town 13 June 2011[40]
2 June 2011[38] MF Republic of Ireland Danny Joyce Republic of Ireland Bohemian January 2012[41][42]
2 June 2011[38] FW Republic of Ireland David Mooney Leyton Orient 23 July 2011[43]
2 June 2011[38] MF United States Erik Opsahl Sweden Dalkurd FF 1 September 2011[44]
2 June 2011[38] MF England James Rowe Forest Green Rovers 2 August 2011[45][46]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Championship 2010–11 5 (Playoffs) 7 August 2010 30 May 2011
Football League Cup 1st round 2nd round 11 August 2010 24 August 2010
FA Cup 3rd round 6th round 8 January 2011 13 March 2011

Last updated: 30 May 2011
Source: Competitions

Championship[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 20 17 9 77 47  +30 77 12 7 4 43 21  +22 8 10 5 34 26  +8

Last updated: 7 May 2011.
Source: Reading FC

Matches[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]
Final[edit]
Reading
Swansea City
READING:
GK 1 Australia Adam Federici
RB 2 England Andy Griffin YC 8' Substituted off 84'
CB 5 England Matt Mills (c)
CB 15 Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili YC 12'
LB 23 Republic of Ireland Ian Harte
CM 4 Turkey Jem Karacan
CM 8 Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood
RW 14 Mali Jimmy Kébé
LW 11 Jamaica Jobi McAnuff YC 39'
CF 9 Republic of Ireland Shane Long
CF 10 Republic of Ireland Noel Hunt Substituted off 76'
Substitutes:
GK 41 England Alex McCarthy
DF 24 England Shaun Cummings
DF 26 Scotland Alex Pearce
MF 7 Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb Red card HT'
MF 19 Wales Hal Robson-Kanu Substituted in 84'
MF 20 England Brian Howard
FW 18 Wales Simon Church Substituted in 76'
Manager:
England Brian McDermott
SWANSEA CITY:
GK 1 Netherlands Dorus de Vries
RB 22 Spain Àngel Rangel
CB 16 England Garry Monk (c)
CB 2 Wales Ashley Williams
LB 5 England Alan Tate
CM 37 England Leon Britton Substituted off 77'
CM 24 Wales Joe Allen YC 54' Substituted off 89'
RW 12 England Nathan Dyer
AM 14 Scotland Stephen Dobbie Substituted off 55'
LW 21 England Scott Sinclair
CF 15 Italy Fabio Borini YC 12'
Substitutes:
GK 25 Democratic Republic of the Congo Yves Makabu-Makalambay
DF 17 Spain Albert Serrán
MF 8 England Darren Pratley Substituted in 55'
MF 27 England Mark Gower YC 82' Substituted in 77'
MF 29 Wales Ashley Richards
FW 9 Scotland Craig Beattie
FW 19 England Luke Moore Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Scott Ledger
    • Simon Long
  • Fourth official: Lee Mason
  • Reserve referee: Andrew Halliday

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Queens Park Rangers 46 24 16 6 71 32 +39 88
P Norwich City 46 23 15 8 83 58 +25 84
P Swansea City 46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80
4 Cardiff City 46 23 11 12 76 54 +22 80
5 Reading 46 20 17 9 77 51 +26 77
6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 15 11 69 50 +19 75
7 Leeds United 46 19 15 12 81 70 +11 72
8 Burnley 46 18 14 14 65 61 +4 68
9 Millwall 46 18 13 15 62 48 +14 67
10 Leicester City 46 19 10 17 76 71 +5 67
11 Hull City 46 16 17 13 52 50 +2 65
12 Middlesbrough 46 17 11 18 68 68 +0 62
13 Ipswich Town 46 18 8 20 62 68 -6 62
14 Watford 46 16 13 17 77 71 +6 61
15 Bristol City 46 17 9 20 61 65 -4 60
16 Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 53 60 -7 58
17 Barnsley 46 14 14 18 55 66 -11 56
18 Coventry City 46 14 13 19 54 58 -4 55
19 Derby County 46 13 10 23 58 71 -13 49
20 Crystal Palace 46 12 12 22 44 69 -25 48
21 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 15 20 55 81 -26 48
R Preston North End 46 10 12 24 54 79 -25 42
R Sheffield United 46 11 9 26 44 79 -35 42
R Scunthorpe United 46 12 6 28 43 87 -44 42
Promotion to Premier League
Qualification to Championship playoffs
Relegation to League One
Last updated: 11:02, 8 May 2011 (UTC)


League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2010–11 FA Cup

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2011[47]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship Playoffs FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Australia Adam Federici 39 0 34 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
2 DF England Andy Griffin 38 0 33 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
3 DF England Marcus Williams 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 MF Turkey Jem Karacan 48 3 39+1 3 3 0 3 0 1+1 0
5 DF England Matt Mills 45 6 38 2 3 1 3 1 1 2
6 MF Iceland Brynjar Gunnarsson 15 0 10+2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 25 0 15+6 0 0+1 0 2 0 1 0
8 MF Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood 29 2 21+1 1 3 0 4 1 0 0
9 FW Republic of Ireland Shane Long 52 25 44 21 3 2 4 2 0+1 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Noel Hunt 40 10 19+14 10 3 0 3 0 1 0
11 MF Jamaica Jobi McAnuff 47 5 40 4 3 1 4 0 0 0
14 MF Mali Jimmy Kébé 42 9 34+2 9 1 0 3 0 1+1 0
15 DF Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili 27 0 21+1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
16 DF Iceland Ívar Ingimarsson 14 0 12+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 MF England Michail Antonio 24 1 2+19 1 0 0 0+1 0 2 0
18 FW Wales Simon Church 44 5 14+23 5 0+2 0 1+3 0 1 0
19 MF Wales Hal Robson-Kanu 34 6 12+15 5 1+1 0 1+3 0 1 1
20 MF England Brian Howard 28 0 19+5 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 2 0
21 GK England Ben Hamer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 DF England Julian Kelly 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte 47 11 40 11 3 0 4 0 0 0
24 DF England Shaun Cummings 12 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
25 MF Wales Jake Taylor 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
26 DF Scotland Alex Pearce 24 1 20+1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
29 FW England Nicholas Bignall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
37 MF England Jordan Obita 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
41 GK England Alex McCarthy 15 0 12+1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 FW France Mathieu Manset 14 2 4+9 2 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:
8 FW Iceland Gylfi Sigurðsson 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak 2 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
33 DF Scotland Chris Armstrong 7 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2011[47]
Place Position Nation Number Name Championship Playoff FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Republic of Ireland 9 Shane Long 21 2 2 0 25
2 DF Republic of Ireland 23 Ian Harte 11 0 0 0 11
3 FW Republic of Ireland 10 Noel Hunt 10 0 0 0 10
4 MF Mali 14 Jimmy Kébé 9 0 0 0 9
5 MF Wales 19 Hal Robson-Kanu 5 0 0 1 6
DF England 5 Matt Mills 2 1 1 2 6
7 MF Jamaica 11 Jobi McAnuff 4 1 0 0 5
FW Wales 18 Simon Church 5 0 0 0 5
9 MF Turkey 4 Jem Karacan 3 0 0 0 3
10 MF Iceland 8 Gylfi Sigurðsson 2 0 0 0 2
FW France 22 Mathieu Manset 2 0 0 0 2
MF Antigua and Barbuda 8 Mikele Leigertwood 1 0 1 0 2
13 DF Scotland 5 Alex Pearce 1 0 0 0 1
MF England 17 Michail Antonio 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goal 0 1 0 0 1
FW Poland 23 Grzegorz Rasiak 0 0 0 1 1
Total 77 5 4 4 90

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2011[48]
Position Nation Number Name Championship Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
DF England 5 Matt Mills 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 1
MF Turkey 4 Jem Karacan 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
DF England 2 Andy Griffin 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MF Jamaica 11 Jobi McAnuff 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MF England 20 Brian Howard 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
MF Mali 14 Jimmy Kébé 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
FW Republic of Ireland 9 Shane Long 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
DF Georgia (country) 15 Zurab Khizanishvili 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1
FW Republic of Ireland 10 Noel Hunt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
DF Scotland 33 Chris Armstrong 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
MF Iceland 6 Brynjar Gunnarsson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
MF Antigua and Barbuda 8 Mikele Leigertwood 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland 26 Alex Pearce 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Republic of Ireland 7 Jay Tabb 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
MF England 17 Michail Antonio 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DF England 24 Shaun Cummings 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW Wales 18 Simon Church 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GK Australia 1 Adam Federici 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF Republic of Ireland 23 Ian Harte 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GK England 41 Alex McCarthy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Wales 19 Hal Robson-Kanu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF England 3 Marcus Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 68 4 6 1 3 0 4 0 81 5

Awards[edit]

Player of the Season[edit]

Rank Name
1 Republic of Ireland Shane Long[49]
2 Mali Jimmy Kébé[49]
3 Turkey Jem Karacan[49]

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Name Award
January Republic of Ireland Shane Long Nominated[50]
March Republic of Ireland Ian Harte Won[51]

Manager of the Month[edit]

Month Name Award
January Brian McDermott Nominated[52]
March Nominated[53]
April Won[54]

Team of the Week[edit]

Week Position Player
Week 28 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte[55]
ST Republic of Ireland Shane Long[55]
Week 30 DF Iceland Ívar Ingimarsson[56]
Week 32 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte[57]
Week 34 MF Mali Jimmy Kébé[58]
Week 36 GK Australia Adam Federici[59]

Team kit[edit]

The 2010–11 Reading F.C. kits.[60]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Waitrose

Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth level.
  2. ^ Tabb was born in Wandsworth, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland and represented Ireland at U-21 level in 2005.
  3. ^ Leigertwood was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Antigua and Barbuda and made his international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in November 2008.
  4. ^ McAnuff was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in May 2002.
  5. ^ Kébé was born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, but qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  6. ^ Church was born in High Wycombe, England, but also qualifies to represent Wales through his grandparents and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in August 2007 before making his full international debut for Wales in May 2009.
  7. ^ Robson-Kanu was born in Ealing, England, and represented England at U-19 and U-20 level, but also qualified to represent Wales through his grandmother and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in May 2010 before making his full international debut for Wales five days later.
  8. ^ Cummings was born in Hammersmith, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.
  9. ^ Taylor was born in Ascot, England, and but chose to represent Wales, qualifying through his grandfather who has born in Barry. Taylor has represented Wales at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level.
  10. ^ Pearce was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Scotland and the Republic of Ireland internationally through his parents and made his international debut for the Scottish U-21 side in May 2008, going on to represent Ireland at full international level in September 2012.
  11. ^ Davies was born in Aylesbury, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies was called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad to face Germany on 10 February 2009, but was an unused substitute.
  12. ^ Bell-Baggie was born in Sierra Leone, but qualified to represent England, representing the U-16's and U-17's before making his debut for Sierra Leone in June 2013.
  13. ^ Hector was born in East Ham, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in June 2015.
  14. ^ Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandmother. Despite appearing for English U-21 side in the 2002 Toulon Tournament. FIFA have now allowed him to represent Scotland. Armstrong went on to play for Scotland B against the Republic of Ireland B team at the Excelsior Stadium on 20 November 2007.

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