Carrico hoping for Reading debut on Saturday

Daniel Carrico is targeting Saturday's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion to make his debut for Reading.

Daniel Carrico is targeting Saturday's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion to make his debut for Reading.

"I hope I can pull on the Reading shirt in the next game," the 24 year old told the club's website. "Like I said before it will be a dream come true. I'll be training hard in the week to prepare for the next game and I hope I can play."

"I'm really proud to be here," he said. "To play for a team in the Premier League is a dream come true. I'm very happy and glad to be here, and I hope I can help my teammates to go up the table.

"I'm from Lisbon and I have only played for Sporting so far in my career. I've played in the Europa League and Champions League - but now I'm here to help the team and the club and that's what I want to do."

Carrico has signed an initial two-and-a-half-year deal with the Berkshire club and the former Portugal Under-21 international is enjoying life under new manager Brian McDermott.

"We have spoken a bit - he (McDermott) has told me what he expects of me on the pitch. I will work really hard in training and show my qualities and what I can do.

"I like the atmosphere inside the group and in the dressing room - they are really good guys and they've helped me a lot coming to a new club."

"I am proud to be the first player from Portugal to play for Reading - so I will have to show the Portuguese quality."

 
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