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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