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Tom Dele-Bashiru excited to return to action with Reading

Tom Dele-Bashiru has said he was happy to be fit and available for selection again after almost one year on the sideline.

The midfielder, joined Sky Bet Championship club Reading on a season-long deal from Watford last week.

The former Flying Eagles midfielder has been working on his fitness since he recovered from a long-term injury that sidelined him for ten months.

The 21-year-old was named in the matchday squad against Preston North End on Saturday but didn’t play a part in the game.

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However, He is expected to make his official debut for the Royals against Bristol City this evening.

Speaking ahead of the game, The Manchester City academy graduate he’s over the moon to be fully fit again.

“It is a great feeling to be back playing again,” Dele-Bashiru told the club’s official website.

“The ten months when I was out with injury were really difficult, so I’m over the moon to be back playing.

“Now I’m really happy to be back playing. I’ve been enjoying it, trying to get my fitness up – but I’m feeling good!”

On his why he decided to join English Championship side Reading from Watford, Tom Dele-Bashiru said the made the switch after speaking with the manager.


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