Dominic Samuel edges closer to Reading FC debut
November 08, 2012
Teenage star Dominic Samuel is edging closer to a first-team call-up at Reading.
Manager Brian McDermott rewarded the 19-year-old striker for his four goals this season by including him in Sunday’s travelling party to Queens Park Rangers.
It is not the first time that the England Under-19 international has joined the first-team squad, having flown up to Sunderland with them for their postponed game in August.
And McDermott said: “Dom is a talent and he is now allying that with work-rate.
“Before he was a talent. And with talent and no work-rate, then you have an issue.
“He now has that work-rate and is working hard. He’s getting closer and we’re inching him into the firstteam group and he trains with us a few times a week.
“If the young lads here see what happens with the like of Sean Morrison, Alex McCarthy then they must think they have an opportunity. I’m not just giving them lip service."