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Hear from Loader and Rinomhota in The Royal!

The Long Read features the men of the moment for Blades clash

7 December 2018

As always, there's plenty to read ahead of Saturday's match with your essential pre-match companion, a copy of The Royal!

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Ahead of the game | Blades battle Royals in RG2

7 December 2018

Get to know the latest Academy starlets to make an impact in the first team, as Andy Rinomhota and Danny Loader sit down for this week's edition of The Long Read.

The youngsters talk about the whirlwind of the last few weeks, the success of the Royals' Academy, the influence of Eamonn Dolan, breaking into the senior setup, the perceptions of young players in the media and the hard work ahead of them to keep their places.

Take a look at a sneak preview below:

“You’re in that team for a reason," Rinomhota said. "You’re old enough to receive criticism and it’s your responsibility to perform well, to get the results that the fans want - it becomes ruthless. If you don’t do well, you don’t play. It’s not about learning or developing anymore, it’s about the results coming first.

“When you’re doing well it feels like everything is going for you. Everyone’s saying how well you’re doing, being nice and we’re just happy to have come through the Academy, giving something back to the club as they brought us through.

“Andy’s right,” Loader added. “Academy football is very different. You can make mistakes, but when you get into the first team, everyone’s looking at you, looking for something bright that you’re going to do.

“It’s all about getting results, though. You’ve earned your place in that team and you need to pull your weight on the pitch.”

Our programme covers celebrate key moments from 20 years in RG2, with this edition being a more recent achievement!

John Swift's celebrations after a crucial goal against Cardiff in January 2017 is featured on the cover, with plenty more pre-match content available to read ahead of the game. 

This includes captain's notes from Paul McShane, an extensive guide on our opponents, Sheffield United and much more - all for just £3!

Don't forget to pick up your copy from any of our sellers all around Madejski Stadium ahead of Saturday evening's game.

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