Anton Ferdinand’s career has been in a slump

Former QPR defender Anton Ferdinand’s career has been in a slump over the last few years. It appears that the situation surrounding him and John Terry has affected on the former more than the latter.

Despite his age, Terry has gone from strength to strength since being accused of racially abusing Ferdinand a few years ago. Since that incident, Ferdinand has since played with foreign clubs like Bursaspor without much success. He returned to English football with Reading but has faced a nightmare spell due to injuries. Still just 30, the defender has a considerable amount of time left to make an impact once again.

He is keen to do that in the upcoming season. Reading are not seen as one of the favourites for promotion, but the return of Ferdinand as a permanent fixture to the starting line-up will make things a lot easier for the team. Since the player possesses a lot of experience of playing for Premier League teams, Reading will also be able to benefit immensely from the former West Ham man if they get promoted to the English top division. The defender signed for Reading last season but he could make only one start, as his season was cut short due to injuries.

“My body is hopefully prepared for the battles and vigorous games that are coming. I think it’s going to take a few competitive games for me to feel like my normal self again.It’s nice to be out there, getting involved, getting minutes on the pitch and getting games into my legs.I’m confident in my ability and confident if given the opportunity to play and stay fit, I’ll be able to show people what I’m about,” said Ferdinand, who recently saw his older brother Rio Ferdinand, who played for United, retire from the game.