Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Reading

The squad, the predictions and the big-name players for the Premier League new boys

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Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Reading
Written By
Paul Jones

HOME GROUND: Madejski Stadium

MANAGER: Brian McDermott

LAST SEASON STATS

Championship: 1st (promoted)

FA Cup: 3rd Round

League Cup: 1st Round

Europe: Did not qualify

Top scorer (all comps): Adam Le Fondre, 12

SQUAD

KEEPERS

1 Adam Federici

21 Alex McCarthy

31 Mikkel Andersen

42 Jonathan Henly

DEFENDERS

2 Chris Gunter

3 Nicky Shorey

5 Alex Pearce 

6 Adrian Mariappa

15 Sean Morrison

17 Kaspars Gorkss

23 Ian Harte

24 Shaun Cummings    

    MIDFIELDERS

    4 Jem Karacan

    7 Jay Tabb          

   11 Jobi McAnuff        

   14 Jimmy Kebe 

   16 Jay Tabb

   19 Hal Robson-Kanu

   20 Danny Guthrie

   25 Jake Taylor

   26 Brynjar Gunnarsson    

   28 Michail Antonio

   37 Jordan Obita           

   40 Lawson D'Ath

   45 Ryan Edwards

FORWARDS

7 Pavel Pogrebnyak

9 Adam Le Fondre

10 Noel Hunt

18 Simon Church

29 Nicholas Bignall                 

33 Jason Roberts     

44 Dominic Sameul

12 Gareth McCleary



STAR MAN: JEM KARACAN

Quick-footed, classy midfielder who’s key to the Royals’ style

ONE TO WATCH: PAVEL POGREBYNAK

The big Russian scored for fun last season at Fulham

SUMMER TRANSFERS

IN: Chris Gunter (Nott’m Forest, £2.5m), Adrian Mariappa (Watford, £2.5m), Pierce Sweeney (Bray Wanderers, £500,000), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Fulham, free), Danny Guthrie (Newcastle, free), Garath McCleary (Nottingham Forest, free), Nicky Shorey (West Brom, free)

OUT: Mathieu Manset (FC Sion, £500,000), Brian Howard (released), Tomasz Cywka (released), Andy Griffin (released), Jack Mills (released), Joseph Mills (Burnley, loan)

STRONGEST LINE-UP

[GK] FEDERICI
[RB] GUNTER
[CB] MARIAPPA
[CB] GORKSS
[LB] HARTE
[RW] KEBE
[CMF] GUTHRIE
[CMF] LEIGERTWOOD
[LW] McANUFF
[CF] ROBERTS
[CF] POGREBNYAK

4-4-2     

Style: Counter-attack

TOP 3 TWITTER STARS

1 DANNY GUTHRIE - 75,573 followers

2 JASON ROBERTS - 73,951 followers

3 NOEL HUNT - 29,805 followers


RATINGS

DEFENCE: 6

MIDFIELD: 5

ATTACK: 5

OVERALL: 5.3


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