Owusu hopes to stay with Royals

READING's goal hero Lloyd Owusu is hoping he can soon join his former Sheffield Wednesday team-mate Shefki Kuqi on the threshold of the Premiership.The Slough-born striker is enjoying his loan spell under Steve Coppell so much he is hoping he can make the move permanent from Sheffield Wednesday.

READING's goal hero Lloyd Owusu is hoping he can soon join his former Sheffield Wednesday team-mate Shefki Kuqi on the threshold of the Premiership.

The Slough-born striker is enjoying his loan spell under Steve Coppell so much he is hoping he can make the move permanent from Sheffield Wednesday.

Owusu said: “We were good mates. We were strike partners when I first went to Sheffield Wednesday. Shefki did well and moved on. He is now playing First Division with Ipswich and I wish him well.

“All I can do to join him in Division One is to score goals and hope the two managers can come to an agreement about me.


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“Steve got the best out of me at Brentford, my whole game improved under him.”

Although Ipswich are currently four places ahead of Reading, Owusu is confident the Royals can soon join them in the play-off places.

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He said: “They may have kept the ball better than us but we created the better chances and more of them and really we might have edged it.

“Both teams should be up there. Ipswich are a Premiership team and still have Premier players and will be up there in the play-offs and I feel Reading can be there to.”

Meanwhile, Scotland boss Bertie Vogts was at the Madejski Stadium to run the rule over Town's Tommy Miller and Reading trio Graeme Murty, Andy Hughes and Scott Murray.

Scotland play Wales in a friendly next month and Miller, Murty and Murray, who were all called into the future squad against Turkey, are once again candidates for the squad.

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