Reading have been suffering a tormenting season in the Premiership and are yet to assure themselves of not dowing down the gutter into the Championship at the end of the season.
Their best player this season has been Nicky Shorey and even then he was out of sorts in the early weeks of the season. But the England international says that he is now focused on Reading and admits that it was the mounting speculation on his future at the Royals that adversely affected his performance.
It probably affected me through the early stages of the season until we come to the decision to put it on hold until the summer.
Ever since I’ve done that I’ve had an upturn in my performances.
I think that’s helped me to put it to one side. It has helped me personally and the team as well, so it’s good.
The Reading fans pray that Shorey lifts the Royals out of the relegation war zone.