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Jaap reveals ‘driving force’ Yann is back in training

Manager on striker’s progress

19 October 2017

Royals forward Yann Kermorgant has yet to kick a ball in competitive action this season, following an injury picked up during pre-season training. But Royals boss Jaap Stam revealed that he is edging closer to a return.

While this weekend’s trip to Sheffield United may come a bit too soon for the Frenchman, it shouldn’t be too much longer before he is available for selection again.

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“Yann is back in training with the group – he’s not doing everything yet, because he can’t rush it,” Jaap explained. 

“But in the sessions that he is doing with the team, including in the 11 v 11, he is doing very well and it’s looking very promising.

“He has a great character and a great mentality.  Everybody knows that from last season and previous seasons as well.  He has been very important for us – he is a driving force for our squad.

“That’s not only on the pitch – that’s also off the pitch, how he talks to players and what he expects from them and what they need to do.  You need these types of players within the squad.”


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