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Hahnemann: Right time for Convey to quit Reading

US goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has admitted it was probably the right time for Bobby Convey to leave Reading. Speaking with The Evening Post, Hahnemann said: "I wasn't surprised because it was on the cards for a bit. He said he wanted to go back. It is a disappointing end, and sad he's not going to be around any more. It is difficult. His wife came over and she couldn't get a job over here. Her qualifications were for a job they don't really have over here. She was a physician assistant, which isn't quite a doctor and more than a nurse, but they don't have a position like that here."

Hahnemann added: "We all want to just play football, but Bobby was frustrated he wasn't getting enough playing time.

"He was over at my house quite a bit for dinner and hanging out and I will really miss him. Although it was obvious he was going, it happened really quickly. All of a sudden he was gone. Last Tuesday night he came over and said he was going the next day - it was that quick. I knew he wasn't happy and I think it was just time to move on."

Convey's playing time at Reading was seriously interrupted by a major knee injury "The whole knee injury didn't help," admitted Hahnemann "He took a long time to get back from that. I don't know if it was misdiagnosed, but he went back to America and had surgery on it. It did take a lot longer to get back than it should have done."

Convey is expected to join a Major League Soccer team for the 2009 season.

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