Anton Ferdinand – A look at his Career
Anton Ferdinand’s career has seen the English defender joining the highly rated and famed youth academy of West Ham United at the age of 9 where he went on managing to secure his first team place after having made noteworthy performances. Ferdinand even managed to stand out in the Premier League after receiving the Premier League Player of the Month award on January of 2006.
That would be the highlight of his career as from there on out the career of Ferdinand has not been as accomplished or impressive.
Ferdinand joined Sunderland but failed on snatching a first team spot with the coach Steve Bruce preferring to use other players and Ferdinand would later join Queens Park Rangers but after the club was relegated to the Championship League, Ferdinand was released.
From there on out Ferdinand has gone through a number of different clubs including Antalyaspor and Police United before finally joining his current team, Reading.
The 29 year old English defender signed a 2 year deal with Reading on August of 2014 and made his debut appearance for his new club on a 3-0 victory of Reading over Rotherham United but Ferdinand sustained a calf injury that has made him on making any further appearances for the Championship League club.
The coach of Reading, Nigel Adkins is hoping that this calf injury will not keep Anton Ferdinand out of action for a long time especially after the English manager was impressed by the performance that Ferdinand displayed during his 45 minutes of action when playing against Rotherham United.
“It’s a shame Anton’s gone and picked up a little niggle in his calf.He was impressive for 45 minutes against Rotherham. You could see the experience that he will bring. His communication was very good and he struck up a good understanding with Alex Pearce straight away. This is a fresh injury. Up to now he’s had a couple of hamstring problems. He’s been out for a long time. He’s been training but this is the next stage for him now which is playing in the arena. Unfortunately he’s had a bit of a niggle but it will settle down’’ Nigel Adkins said as he told the media that he was impressed by Ferdinand in his debut match.