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Chalobah left frustrated by Leeds defeat

12 February 2015

Chelsea loanee on Tuesday's game

Nathaniel Chalobah was left disappointed following Reading’s 2-0 loss to Leeds United at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.

Second-half goals from Luke Murphy and Sam Byram ensured the Whites ran out winners in a scrappy game, as the Royal’s struggled to find a way past Neil Redfearn’s men.

And midfielder Chalobah, who recently signed on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season, expressed his annoyance at the result which brought Reading’s four-game unbeaten streak to an end.

“It was very frustrating. We’ve been on a good run recently and we’ve tried to maintain our form,” he said.

“We went into half-time knowing we were still in the game, and that all it would take would be one chance.

“If we could get the first goal, we could go on to score a few more but they got a goal against the run of play. We felt as if we dominated and created more chances.

“It’s disappointing for us because after going a goal down we were trying to make it back up but just couldn’t get a goal in the end. I think we were quite unlucky.”

Since his arrival at the Madejski, the versatile Chalobah has bolstered Steve Clarke's defensive and midfield options.

The 20-year-old scooped January's goal-of-the-month award for his effort against Sheffield Wednesday, and he is keen for the team get back to winning ways.

He said: “I’ve settled in well here. I’m really happy. The lads have been good to me, the staff are great and I’ve felt at home.”

“We’ve got to dust ourselves off and go again. We can’t be too disappointed after a defeat.

“We’ve got to keep the same mentality and just keep working hard to stay on the path that we’re on at the minute.

“We have a good bunch of players here and the manager has got us focused. We’ll put this game to bed and move on to the next one.”

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