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30 August 2013

McCarthy on return to Huish Park

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is relishing a return to former loan club Yeovil Town on Saturday, but has warned the Royals that it'll be a tough encounter down at Huish Park.

The shot-stopper enjoyed a successful 2009/10 season in Somerset on loan from Reading, and recalled fond memories when speaking to the media this week.

"I've got very good memories from down there, it's where I see that my career started," Alex told BBC Berkshire.

"I think I played something like 46 games there - we had a good season with a team built around loan players, because obviously it's a club that hasn't got a lot of money."

And McCarthy believes that three points will be the best way to respond to our midweek Capital One Cup defeat at Peterbrough, but insists the Royals will have to be on their game to win.

"We're still a strong squad, but the result wasn't good enough. We've obviously had a meeting and put that game to bed. Hopefully we can go and get three points this Saturday," he added.

"It's a nice little ground and I think it will be sold out on Saturday. With those smaller clubs, when they play against the bigger clubs like us they put everything into it - especially at home.

"They'll have the crowd behind them and they'll be wanting to win as well. It won't be a game where we can just turn up and they will roll over - it will be a tough game."

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