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Ferdinand to play in friendly

20 August 2014

Anton set for Oxford United game

New Royals signing Anton Ferdinand is set to start in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Oxford United at Hogwood Park this (Wednesday) afternoon.

The former West Ham defender has been working hard on his fitness, and will get some match action under his belt when the Royals take on United at 1pm.

Manager Nigel Adkins said, "Anton will play 45 minutes today, it’s the next stage of his pre-season if you like.

"I’ve been really impressed with his attitude since he came in, I’m looking forward to having him fit – the attitude of the new lads since they joined has been infectious."

Royals XI: Andersen; Long, Griffin, Ferdinand, Cooper; Tshibola, L.Kelly, Stacey, Fosu; Tanner, Samuel.

Subs: Lincoln, Hyam, Dickie, McLennan, Owusu, Fridjonsson.

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