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💪 "It will be important to me to show that I’m back!"

Yakou keen to put injury behind him, and take maximum points from Birmingham trip

16 March 2021

Having impacted proceedings from the bench to earn the Royals a point at the City Ground on Saturday, Yakou Méïté has set his sights on going one better and has hopes for all three points against Birmingham City on Wednesday night.

The Ivorian forward made productive use of 29 minutes played as a second-half substitute, netting a late equaliser to ensure we avoided leaving Nottingham empty handed.

Within four days we return to the Midlands, and to St Andrews, where Méïté hopes he can make it two in two.

He said: “Against Birmingham, it’s going to be another big fight, and it’s a game we need to win.

“We know how they play, so it’s going to be hard, especially away from home, but we have the capacity to come back with three points and that’s exactly what we want to do.


When the two sides met back in December, Méïté not only scored, but picked up an injury that saw him sidelined into the new year. But this time around, he’s keen to show everyone that that’s behind him when we travel to the second city during the week.

He concluded: “Especially as I got injured against them, it will be important to me to show that I’m back.

“Obviously I want to score against them again like I did earlier in the season. Hopefully this time that’s in a win.”

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