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Jón Daði delighted to get off the mark in the Midlands

Striker on a first goal and our away win in Birmingham

27 August 2017

Last season, Jón Daði Böðvarsson sealed a derby win for Wolves at St Andrew’s with a cracking effort against Birmingham.

This season, he struck again in the Midlands in a similar shade kit… his well-guided header opened his account for Reading, helping us on our way to a 2-0 win – our first away victory of 2017/18. 

George Evans struck late on, sealing a well-merited win to send the Royals into the international break in a positive mood.

“It was a fantastic day – really good for the team to get a solid 2-0 win,” Böðvarsson said. “The guys put in a great shift and controlled the game well. 

“It was not often in doubt – maybe in the final third at times we needed to be more effective.  But other than that, we defended really well as a team, worked hard, and that’s what you need to do in the Championship.

“It was nice to get a goal – especially to relieve the pressure a little bit, to get the lead first and foremost.  It was a great cross as well – I just managed to steer it in the corner.  And then George Evans came in… he has been fantastic, he’s a really professional player, and he deserved his goal.  It shows the depth of the squad at the moment.”

The game also marked a return to action for Jón Daði – he picked up an injury on the opening day in our defeat to QPR. 

But after plenty of work from all concerned at Hogwood, his return at St Andrew’s can be scored as a thorough success.

“Believe me, it was so frustrating to get all of these knocks and injuries at the beginning of the season,” he continued.  “You want to get going right away, so to miss those first few games was frustrating.  But the lads have being doing well and I’m happy to be back on the pitch again. 

“Special credit to Jon Urwin and all the physios – they have been fantastic with me, and I’ve been keeping the fitness up and working hard on the training ground as well.  It’s good to be on the field.”


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