Federici warns Reading of 'danger' of January spending

Reports have suggested that the Royals are looking to bring in as many as 10 players when the transfer window opens but the goalkeeper believes that could do more harm than good
Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici warns that buying too many players in January could harm the spirit in the dressing room.

The Berkshire club are yet to win in the Premier League this season and Russian owner Anton Zingarevich has hinted at bringing in up to 10 new faces.

But the Australian, who kept the Royals' first clean sheet of the season in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Norwich City, has backed his team-mates to show their quality and prove there is no need for a January splurge.

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"We've been together as a good squad for a long time now," he told the Daily Mirror. "We have added a few players but I think there is a danger when you add too many players into a squad - you kind of break that team spirit.

"It's something we have here in abundance. You have to be careful who you bring in, the sort of characters that come in. It's alright for people who sit far away from the game and say: 'I want that player and that player'.

"But you need to look at their personalities and think: 'Are they going to fit into the group?' before bringing in any players.

"I don't think we're that far away. I thought we deserved three points against Norwich, we deserved three points against QPR. That was my point with bringing in players. We've got it there, we just need to bring it out and show everyone.

"We still have the rest of this month, which is a big month for us. We got one monkey off our backs with the clean sheet. The next one will be the three points. It's just getting that one lucky break. Then getting 40 points out of 50 like last season would be lovely."