Liam won't be returning to Royals
LIAM Rosenior today labelled his two years at Reading 'disappointing' and added that his career went backwards.The 25-year-old defender goes back to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) hell-bent on earning Ipswich Town three precious Championship points.
LIAM Rosenior today labelled his two years at Reading 'disappointing' and added that his career went backwards.
The 25-year-old defender goes back to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) hell-bent on earning Ipswich Town three precious Championship points.
He is officially on a season-long loan at Portman Road, but with his Reading contract ending next June he won't be going back to the Royals.
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“After relegation from the Premier League we should have gone back up last season,” Rosenior insists.
“We had a squad that was good enough, but we dropped out in the play-offs, so my time there was disappointing.
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“I can't say I had two great years there because I didn't.
“My career has gone backwards in the last couple of years and I want to get back to where I want to be, in the top league. I've no plans to go back to Reading.”
Rosenior has enjoyed his time with Ipswich and does not rule out making his move permanent next summer.
But first he wants to see Ipswich move up the table, building on last weekend's win over Derby with three points at his old stamping ground tomorrow.
He added: “I finished fourth last season with Reading and I look at the squad we had there and the squad we've got here and there's not a lot of difference.
“I'd love to stay here longer - I've had a great time.”
Talking about why Reading manager Brendan Rodgers was happy to release a regular member of the side, Rosenior explained: “Financial matters took over.
“I was signed as a Premier League player and my wages were probably a bit higher.
“Maybe people thought I wasn't worth that or maybe they wanted to give younger players a try. I don't know, but I've got no problem with it.
“Ipswich have spent nearly �10 million on players, Reading have sold nearly �10 million.
“That tells you everything you need to know.”
Rosenior has no plans to talk to any of his former team mates prior to tomorrow's game - he just wants to beat them and then socialise.
This determined character said: “A lot of them are good friends but what's the point in speaking to them before the game?
“At the end of the day it's my career. I don't want to pretend I want them to do well, because I don't.
“After the game I'll be friends with them again but before the game I'm not going to talk to them.
It's not important.”