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Goalie Moore enjoying involvement in the senior side

21 December 2016

Stopper relishing first-team immersion

22-year-old goalkeeper Stuart Moore has been regularly named on the teamsheet in recent weeks – in the absence of summer signing Anssi Jaakkola with injury, the Academy graduate has been named as Ali Al-Habsi’s deputy for each of our last 10 first-team fixtures.

And the Isle of Wight-born stopper is relishing the learning experience that he is getting at Reading – through learning from his coach and fellow pros, as well as being part of a positive dressing room.

“It’s great being involved with the first team again,” said goalkeeper Moore.  “It’s nice to get a few bench appearances – everything is on the up at the moment.

“I got on with the gaffer really well; everything is positive in the camp at the moment.  Obviously it helps when you’re winning!  But everyone is so focused on it, which is brilliant to see.

“Both Anssi and Ali are great guys – I think we’re very lucky at Reading.  We have a great set of goalkeepers, and we’re working with Dave Beasant as well – it’s a really good atmosphere at the training ground.

“They’re all great to learn from.  You can always look to other goalkeepers to improve your own game.  I feel very lucky and privileged to work with the people I do.”

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