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Morro lauds Obita influence

28 October 2013

Centre-back introduces goal race with Pearcey!

Royals skipper Sean Morrison praised Jordan Obita for the delivery which led to his first goal of the season and a header that for a long time looked set to secure the Royals' another home victory against Millwall.

"He's done fantastic, he's a young lad and so there's a lot of pressure on him," Morro explained to Reading FC Player after Saturday's game.

"There's been a lot of talk about Jordan since I've been here, about how good he can be and how good he's going to be.

"And as long as he keeps his feet on the ground - which I know he will because he's a very level headed lad and he works his socks off every day in training, and he takes on advice very well - there's nothing but big things ahead for him."

Morrison's ninth minute header handed Nigel Adkins' men an early lead which they kept in tact until an injury time penalty denied the Royals all three points.

"It's frustrating when you concede so late on. We weren't at our best, nowhere near as good as we were against Doncaster last week.

"They made it difficult, playing three in there, but we went 1-0 up and we gave ourself an opportunity to get all three points - and yet they get a penalty right at the end.

"But it's a point and they all add up come the end of the season. We're still in the pack, a few of the top teams lost - so as long as we can stay in and around it I'm sure we'll be fine."

Morrison opened his account for the season with his fourth goal in a Reading shirt and he has stolen a march on his central defensive partner in a new goal race set up last week.

"In training yesterday, we said we were going to have a little competition, because both of us have had opportunities to score and neither of us have been able to get one in.

"So we thought we'd set up a little competition between ourselves, see who can get the most goals for the season - and as soon as we put something on it, I obviously went and scored one!"

The Royals head to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Pearcey will be looking to level it up as soon as possible.

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