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Ipswich Town: Liam's Royals appointment

PUBLISHED: 09:18 03 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:02 06 July 2010

LIAM Rosenior has never scored for his parent club Reading - but he has a chance to score against them on Saturday!

Rosenior, on loan at Ipswich from Reading for the season, is allowed to play at the Madejski Stadium this Saturday.

LIAM Rosenior has never scored for his parent club Reading - but he has a chance to score against them on Saturday!

Rosenior, on loan at Ipswich from Reading for the season, is allowed to play at the Madejski Stadium this Saturday. There is no clause in his contract preventing him from playing against the Royals.

You may think the odds of a defender, scoring against his parent club, are very long, but it's already happened once this season.

Fellow defender, Marcel Seip, was controversially allowed to play for his loan club Blackpool, against his employers Plymouth Argyle last month.

Pilgrims fans questioned the logic of Seip being allowed to play against their team, and their fears were realised when the Dutchman headed home the opener in Blackpool's 2-0 win over his old team-mates.

Ironically, it was Seip's debut for the Tangerines.

Pilgrims manager Paul Sturrock was in a bullish mood after that nightmare scenario came true. He blasted: “I don't really care who scored today. I want him to move on. We have got an opportunity to put him in the shop window.”

Seip, who is on the transfer list, reacted by saying: “I am delighted to have scored. I was training on my own at Plymouth. I will never play for that man again and he will never pick me.”

There was no similar bad feeling attached to Rosenior's loan move to Ipswich, but that won't stop the 25-year-old trying to make Reading regret their decision to allow him to play this weekend.

Rosenior played in 44 of Reading's 52 matches last term, and has made 63 appearances in all for the Berkshire club. But the ex-Fulham man has never scored for the Royals.

However, he is already off the mark for Town, having netted in the 2-1 defeat at Barnsley a month ago.

Furthermore, it was his accurate cross that led to fellow full-back David Wright heading home Town's precious winner in Saturday's landmark 1-0 victory over Derby County - Town's first league win of the campaign.

Town will clamber off the bottom of the Championship for the first time since the end of September, if they can record back-to-back wins at Reading on Saturday. Three points for Roy Keane's men would seem them leapfrog the Royals in the table.


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