Reading boss Adkins eager to keep Liverpool, Newcastle target McCarthy

Reading boss Nigel Adkins has urged goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to remain with the relegated club. Newcastle United and Liverpool are keen on the new England squad member.

Reading boss Nigel Adkins has urged goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to remain with the relegated club.

Newcastle United and Liverpool are keen on the new England squad member.

Adkins said: “It is important that he is playing. He cannot be sitting on the bench anywhere now.

“He has got to be playing regular football — and he has a great opportunity to do that at Reading.

“There is no reason for him to go anywhere else.”

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