McAnuff happy to stay at Reading next season

The Royals captain has declared he is content at the Madejski Stadium, and is fully committed to getting the club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking
Reading captain Jobi McAnuff has confirmed he wishes to stay at the club next season, and hopes to lead them back to the Premier League as soon as possible.

The Royals were relegated from the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with QPR last month, in a match which also saw the visitors go down with them.

McAnuff has revealed he is settled and happy to stay at the club, but admits that he has been disappointed with the amount of points his side acquired this season, ultimately leading to their relegation.

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The Reading captain told reporters: "I am happy here. I have been here a very long time now and feel really settled at the club.

"My immediate thought is to try and get back in the Premier League with Reading and have a good year next year after what has been a disappointing one this year.

"It [this season] has been overwhelmingly disappointing. We feel we should have got a better points haul than we have done.

"Of course, the goal was to stay up and we have not achieved that so ultimately it is very disappointing."

The Reading captain was optimistic about his side's chances of escaping the Championship at the first time of asking, praising both his team-mates and manager Nigel Adkins.

"We've got players that know how to get out of the league and that the Championship is as much about the mental side as the physical," the 31-year old continued.

"We know what the demands are going to be and feel we will have a fighting chance next year, especially with the time we have had under the new gaffer."