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"I feel a lot of love - I'm very happy to join Reading"

Nélson Oliveira on his loan move to RG2

23 January 2019

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Nélson Oliveira is excited at the prospect at working under compatriot, José Gomes for the remainder of the season - believing his style of play aligns with that of the Royals boss.

The Portugal international penned terms until the end of the season on loan from Norwich City on Tuesday night, and goes straight into training with his new team-mates ahead of a vital match at Bolton Wanderers next Tuesday night.

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Speaking for the first time after becoming a Royal, the 27-year-old said: "I'm happy to sign with Reading, I spoke with José and I feel a lot of love for me to come here - that's important for me at this stage of my career. I'm very pleased, very happy to join Reading.

"I know the style of football the manager plays, it suits me as well. He told me good things about Reading, about the players, so I was convinced to come.

"The only thing I can promise is that I will work as hard as I can to try to help Reading and make the fans happy. 

"I think the football the manager plays is technical football, it suits my style perfectly. I'm very excited to start training with the boys, meeting all the players and getting ready.

"I don't know a lot of the players personally but I think I've played against almost all of them, played with a few of them as well.

"I know Mo Barrow, I played with him at Swansea and, of course, Tiago Ilori, he's a Portuguese player that I know very well. 

"It's very exciting to meet them and to try to get ready to help the team."

Having had plenty of experience in the Premier League and Championship, Oliveira has been known to score several times against the Royals, and he now hopes to return the favour in the blue and white hoops!

"I know the league, I've played here for two-and-a-half years already, that can help me but I think the most important thing is for me to know the players, know my team-mates and get involved.

"Almost every time I played against Reading I scored - and I scored good goals! I'll try to do the same, this time scoring for Reading and I'm very excited to start doing that."

Nélson could be involved at the University of Bolton Stadium, but will also be hoping to make his first Royals home appearance for the visit of Aston Villa next weekend. Ticket details below.

Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship

Aston Villa

Saturday 2nd February, 3pm (Madejski Stadium)


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