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Ejaria | "I'm ready to go and give 100%"

Loanee speaks as he prepares for Royals spell

8 January 2019

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Ovie Ejaria spoke to iFollow Royals after joining on loan for the rest of the season, and he says he is raring to go in the blue and white hoops.

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The 21-year-old creative midfielder signed terms until the end of the 2018-19 campaign from Premier League giants, Liverpool yesterday.

He will be linking up with his new team-mates in training for the first time on Tuesday morning, and he spoke of how he hopes to contribute in his time in a Reading shirt.

"I'm really happy, I wanted to get it done quite quickly and I'm really looking forward to it," he said.

"I heard about Reading's interest a few days ago, I watched the game against Manchester United in the FA Cup and I was really impressed with the performance and the style of the team and the way they played.

"From what I saw, it was really good and it suits the way I like to play too. It gave me a better understanding of how the team likes to play.

"I see the team like to keep possession and play through the pitch - I'm someone who likes to get on the ball a lot and get the team playing, so hopefully I can do that."

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Having spent the first half of the campaign learning under the tutelage of Steven Gerrard at Rangers, as well as a previous loan spell in the Championship with Sunderland, Ejaria says he is fighting fit and ready to tackle the demands of what's to come in the season.

The Royals have 20 matches in which to climb the league standings, and the midfielder hopes to play his part in a Reading shirt.

"I like to get on the ball a lot, I try to control the game, help the team create goals and score goals for the team so hopefully I can do that," he continued.

"I had an experience of the Championship with Sunderland last season, so I think I benefitted from that - I know what the Championship is like, I learned from that experience and I'm looking forward to getting started here.

"I've played quite a few games now, I think both loan spells have benefitted me and hopefully I can take the positive from those loans into this one.

"You have to be ready all the time, stay fit and I feel like I'm ready. I'm ready to give 100% for the team and hopefully I can help the team as much as possible."

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