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Obita on a hard earned point at Portman Road

6 February 2017

Jordan reflects on a draw in Suffolk and his long-range strike...

Royals full-back Jordan Obita believes Reading shouldn’t be too dissatisfied with the point that they picked up at Portman Road after falling behind twice to hosts Ipswich on Saturday afternoon.

Obita’s strike from outside the Ipswich area levelled the scores at 2-2, with the 23-year-old delighted to get on the score sheet and get his team back in the game.

“The ball came out to me and there was no other decision in my mind but to strike it,” reflected the wide-man. “I hit it pretty well and was happy to get a goal because it’s been a long time since I last scored!

“We do shooting practice in training and I’m quite up there with the goals, but it was nice to get a point and help the team out.

“When you come away from home it’s never easy,” he continued. “Especially against a side that are that physical and play the long ball so we’ll take the point.”

Despite only drawing in Suffolk, Obita believes the Royals may look back on the result at the end of the season and see it as a point gained after going behind twice against a solid Ipswich outfit.

The Royals now have back-to-back home games against Barnsley and Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship, presenting them with a chance to pick up more points in Berkshire.

“We have to take the positives,” said Obita. “We didn’t lose, we keep getting points and come the end of the season it all adds up. If we keep picking up points from games you never know how it could finish.

“We’re back at the Madejski Stadium next weekend so we’ll be looking for three points. There were a couple of sloppy goals that went in against Ipswich but we’ll re-group again and work hard in training next week to make sure we don’t concede goals like that again.

“We’re trying to be able to play good football and be tough to beat,” Jordan continued. “Against Birmingham I think we showed we’re tough to beat and were very physical but can also play very good football.

“The lads that have come in have experience of the Premier League and playing at that high level, now they’re coming to Reading to try and help us push for promotion. We’re in an around the play-offs so hopefully they can play a massive part in our team.”

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