McCarthy determined to stay Reading No1

Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is determined to keep his place after defeat to Tottenham.

Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is determined to keep his place after defeat to Tottenham.

The 22-year-old has been out on loan six times during his five-year spell at the Madejski Stadium, but with Adam Federici now seemingly out of favour, McCarthy wants to establish himself in the Royals first team.

"I hope I can get a run in the Reading team now," McCarthy said.

"I played in the Championship last year and I've been wanting to play in the Premier League for a long time. It's a massive league.

"The game's a lot quicker so I was pleased to get a start and I hope I can go on and build from that.

"I just have to get on and play my best. Obviously I want to play for England one day and this can give me a good chance to do that."

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