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🗨️ Obita discusses ‘big positive’ of dramatic leveller

Jordan on dressing-room character and that dramatic end against Forest

11 January 2020

When Reading’s game against Nottingham Forest went into stoppage time with no goals on the scoresheet, few would have predicted what followed.

Ben Watson grabbed a controversial goal in the last seconds of the allocated stoppage time – and looked for all the world to have won it, despite the Royals’ protestations.

But the Royals took matters into their own hands.

Obita’s fine cross sought out George Pușcaș in the centre; instead it was turned in for an own-goal by Tobias Figueiredo to hand the Royals a share of the spoils.

“We’d probably be happier with a 0-0, because we would have liked a clean sheet!” said Jordan. “But because they scored in the last minute, and then we got the equaliser, we can take it as a big positive.

“I felt the officials got the decisions wrong for their goal – first it should have been a goal-kick, and then the ball was out of play before it was crossed in.

“No-one wants to concede from a set-piece, but the character we have in the squad at the moment… hopefully we can keep that going towards the end of the season. We responded well and got the point in the end.


“I said to Tyler when I came on – I’m going to come short and then go in behind. He gave it to me, and I just wanted to get the ball in the box as quick as I could. Thankfully we got a goal from it.

“And I was over the moon. I want to get as many minutes as I can, and when I come on I want to impress as much as I can.

“We want to keep that momentum going. Today is a draw, it’s a point more, and we want to keep going over the next couple of weeks and climb up that table.

“Everyone is happy in the camp at the moment because things are going well. Hopefully it continues.”

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