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'Royston's turned a corner'

17 March 2014

Adkins praise for Drenthe

Manager Nigel Adkins says Royston Drenthe has 'turned a corner' with his performances in the last couple of weeks.

In the last four games the Dutchman has made a very good contribution; against Yeovil he came on and won a penalty then helped create the equaliser, he scored his first Reading goal at Brighton before thumping home a brilliant free kick at Leeds, and then on Saturday against Derby he was again influential.

Adkins heaped praise on the 26-year-old following Saturday's match, saying, "I thought Royston had a great game, he was brilliant.

"For me, he's turned a massive corner. From a fitness point of view, the whole thing.

"We've talked about his ability, it's unquestioned, and I've been delighted with Royston of late and made that perfectly clear.

"He's moving around the pitch, and Eustace was kicking him all over the place. How he didn't get a foul to the very end I don't know!

"Late on I thought he got bogged down away from the goal, we thought Nick Blackman might get away from Eustace and he did that and got a chance on the back of it.

"But like I said, I thought Royston had a very, very good game."

Royston's stunning free kick at Leeds.

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