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Rinomhota does The Long Read in The Royal this Saturday

Player of the Season chats in depth in weekend's programme

8 November 2019

Your copy of The Royal is as packed as ever, with all your essential pre-match reading as Mark Bowen's Royals get set to take on Luton Town.

Interviews

Baldock | "More of doing what we do best"

8 November 2019

Liam Moore gives his verdict on last weekend's win against Millwall and tells the story of the injury that forced him off, from his point of view, in his captain's column.

Last year's Player of the Season and Academy graduate, Andy Rinomhota sits down for the latest instalment of The Long Read, where he discusses everything from last season's success, to moving out of his Academy host family's house, to keeping in touch with his Non-League footballing roots.

Here's a sneak peek:

"I think it gives you a different look and perspective when you start in Non-League, like on Saturday from Millwall in the second especially, they went longer and it’s more about picking up second balls. Where I came from – that’s pretty much Non-League to a T, so it’s not new to me – which is a good aspect, whereas if you come through an Academy, it’s more about technical build-up out from the back, so sometimes you may not get that side of things.

“So, to come from Non-League with Portchester, it gives you that different side of it – but on the other side of it, you can miss out by not having that technical upbringing as well. There’s a pathway, so the League isn’t off-limits. You’re not having to think, if you’re still in Non-League from 18-20, that you’re not going to make it – Jamie Vardy did it even later than most people, and he’s at the top of his game now."

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We've also teamed up with the University of Reading to give a unique statistical preview of Saturday's game, with their in-house team looking at the probability of the result and giving a rundown of all the key stats ahead of the match.

As usual, you will get a comprehensive look at Saturday's opponents, Luton Town, and we look at the key moments in the history of our previous clashes with the Hatters, with the weekend's game being our first meeting with Luton since August 2008.

Michael Morrison features on the cover on Saturday, and you can pick up your copy from any of our sellers based all around Madejski Stadium for just £3.

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