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Jordon delighted with debut goal

5 February 2017

Midfielder on his Portman Road strike and a point earned

Reading midfielder Jordon Mutch was pleased to cap his first Royals appearance with a goal, as the team came from behind to take a point at Ipswich on Saturday.

Naturally enough, he was disappointed that the goal only contributed to a draw rather than a win – but he highlighted the importance of adding another point to the tally in a trying campaign.

“Obviously I’m delighted with the goal – but I’m coming off the pitch thinking we should have won the game so we’re a bit disappointed, but it’s a good point,” explained Jordon.  “We’ve got a week now to get ready for the next game.
 
“I just wanted to take my first touch in front of me, take a player out the game, and that’s what happened.  After that I just wanted to slot it.
 
“A point is always good.  You want to keep picking up points instead of losses, and then look to get three in the next game.”
 
While it hasn’t taken long for the Crystal Palace loanee to make a contribution, he in turn has had good first impressions of the club since joining last Tuesday.
 
“It’s been brilliant – all the boys have been really good with me, as have the manager and backroom staff,” he continued.  “I’ve settled in really well.  For next week I’ll have time to settle in even more and get to know my teammates even better.
 
“I’m really excited – it’s the way I want to play football.  It’s the same thought process that I want to play in the game.  So I’m really excited to play my football here and bring something to the team.
 
“It’s a big season and everyone wants to do well in it and everyone will be pushing to make sure we can.
 
“The manager has brought in a few players, and the players that were already here were all pushing and all want to achieve something this season.  So from now until the end of the season we’ll be working hard and working to try and achieve that.”

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