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Jaap happy with early development from goalscorer Mo

Manager on our Gambian after his first goal

16 August 2017

Royals boss Jaap Stam was pleased to see recent arrival Mo Barrow get onto the scoresheet for Reading for the first time in our win over Aston Villa – and backed him to keep contributing goals as the season progresses.

His close-range effort, latching onto Liam Moore’s low cross in the six-yard box, was his first league goal in almost 18 months.  He wasn’t far away on a few other occasions, as he took the initiative to make things tick in the forward line… a pleasing factor for the gaffer.

“Mo is a quality player, with his pace and one-on-ones,” Stam said after the game.  “He is very comfortable on the ball and in being a threat going forward.  And he can score goals as well.

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Barrow on first goal: "It feels unbelievable"

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“I’ve spoken to him a few times already in the short time that he has been here… he wants to create opportunities for other players.

“But he’s the type of player who I think can score more goals and sometimes might need to be a bit more selfish in how he plays.

“He is trying to do that – you could see it against Aston Villa and he had a couple of good shots from the edge of the box.  That’s the kind of thing he needs to do, because he’s a very good player.”

Take a look at Mo's maiden goal below!


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