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Marshall on comfortable Swans win

U23 boss discusses well-earned win at Madejski Stadium

17 September 2019

Reading's Under-23 manager, Scott Marshall, said how pleased he was with his young Royals' variety, as they swept aside Swansea City with a 5-0 win on Monday night at Madejski Stadium.

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There were five different scorers on the night as well for Reading, with Adam Liddle, Thierry Nevers, Michael Olise, Ryan East and Gabriel Osho all notching to give the Royals all three points.

"I was pleased with a lot of football in the game, delighted that there was some good variety in the goals throughout," Marshall said. "They're young guys, they're learning all the time and I think it's a great opportunity to learn and be more professional in the future."

Reading's youngsters had been in fine form at Madejski Stadium, keeping Swansea's chances to a minimum and showing a clinical touch in front of goal, but Marshall says there is more to come from the young Royals as they look to develop their consistency across 90 minutes.

There was late tension as a tackle on Olise in midfield sparked a fracas between both teams deep in second half stoppage time. The disagreements stretched between both sets of players, but Reading's Andre Burley was singled out to be sent off on the night, in the only dampener from a hard-earned result.

"It really was up and down, there was some real high quality and there were some bits where it was quite far away, and wouldn't stand up at first team level, but there were some bits where we were excellent and would look great at first team level," Marshall continued.

"We had a mixed bag in amongst it all, but that's probably where they're at. Young guys, learning the game, loads of positives.

"We know the potential that's in there, we're delighted at winning a game five-nothing and that's something you've got to be delighted with. We've got to make sure we learn from that last five minutes at the end."

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