Anton Ferdinand return to English Football Team
Former QPR defender Anton Ferdinand returned back to English football after his spell with Turkish clubs in the last few years.
He joined Reading on a free transfer in order to help the club in the promotion bid. After the recent relegation from the Premier League, Reading are hoping to get back to the top division as soon as possible. The presence of players like Ferdinand, who have Premier League experience, may help them in this aspect. The 29-year-old, though, has been unable to make his debut for his new club due to a series of injury problems.
His long-awaited debut came in the 3-0 victory against Rotherham United. However, Ferdinand was unable to complete the full 90 minutes after he was substituted at half-time due to a calf injury. It is now looking highly unlikely that Ferdinand will be able to return back to the starting line-up for the upcoming match against Charlton. Manager Nigel Adkins confirmed this injury news, but he said that he is hoping that the injury does not do as serious as hamstring problem that he suffered earlier in the campaign. Reading have been going through a poor run of form of late, but this win overRotherham gives them confidence ahead of their match against Charlton.
“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,” saidAdkins.