Adam Federici in line for recallBy Jonny Fordham
April 29, 2011
Adam Federici could reclaim the No.1 goalkeeper’s shirt after Alex McCarthy lost his unbeaten record on Monday.
Manager Brian McDermott has hinted that he may look to make changes for tomorrow’s game against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena after picking up just one point out of a possible six over Easter.
Federici hasn’t played since February 19 after damaging knee ligaments and is desperate to prove to his manager that he is the man who can help Royals secure promotion.
Jimmy Kebe is expected to replace Hal Robson-Kanu if he comes through training unscathed this morning after he missed the last two matches with a thigh injury.
“I might make changes, there’s a possibility,” said McDermott. “I’ll pick a team that I think is right to beat Coventry.
“It’s great to have the options we have. Jimmy trained yesterday, so we will have another look at him again today and go from there.”
McDermott also revealed that he was once asked to take seteroids due to his size.
When quizzed about Lionel Messi’s demolition of Real Madrid for Barcelona on Wednesday night in the Champions League semi-final, McDermott, who was also a tricky winger, said: “When I was as at Arsenal in the 1970s,
I made my debut at nine stone and a pound. And the staff tried to get me to take steroids.
“Thank God, my mum said no. I’m not making a comparison between me and Messi, but it’s similar with the growth hormones he had to take.”