Long term absentees on the comeback trailAnton Ferdinand, Danny Guthrie, Danny Williams and Garath McCleary played a 45 minute training game at Hogwood Park on Thursday to give a real boost to the Royals squad.
Club captain Jem Karacan also stepped up his recovery as he joined in parts of the session, whilst Glenn Murray appears to have recovered from a knock in time for this Saturday's clash with Blackpool.
"We’ve got players who have been out for a long period of time, experienced players, who are getting a lot closer to a first team return," said Nigel Adkins.
"This was that first 40-45 minutes and by the sound of it everyone’s come through it ok. The likes of Anton Ferdinand, Stephen Kelly, Danny Guthrie, Danny Williams, Garath McCleary have gone and played and Glenn Murray as well - so he’s fit for the weekend."
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