Coppell taking time with Reading's Sonko

Reading boss Steve Coppell won't rush back fit-again defender Ibrahima Sonko for tomorrow's clash with Blackburn Rovers.

He said: "He will be coming with us and his personality at the very least will have an impact on the squad. He is a big man in stature and a big man from a personality point of view.

"He will be very important to us as we go on but by the same token we don't want to present him with a hurdle that is too high.

"He has played four of five games but does that make him ready for Premier League strikers given that he has had a seven-month lay-off.

"No disrespect to those he has already played against but it is another level to be playing against the top boys - and Blackburn are top boys."

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