Reading boss Coppell demands better from Shorey

Reading boss Steve Coppell admits he's been disappointed with Nicky Shorey's early season form.

He said: "He would prefer to be plying his trade at a higher level. That's his long-term goal and he is, on a monthly basis, being excited by the challenge of playing for England.

"Now we have got to get him excited by the challenge of playing for Reading again.

"We need him to be right at the top of his game and there are quite a few players who have yet to reach the levels they were performing at last year."

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