A 'disappointed' Steve Coppell has expressed his surprise with Glen Little's decision to join Portsmouth, hinting that the winger still owed Reading a debt of gratitude following his recent injury struggles.
Coppell was clearly taken aback by Little's decision and has admitted he expected the 32-year-old to stay in Berkshire.
"I am disappointed, although I can understand why Glen has taken that decision," Coppell told the club's official website.
"After the injury problems he's had for the last 15 months I thought he would stick with us - it's almost as though he had unfinished business here.
"We had agreed a deal with Glen but he has opted to stay in The Premier League, and now he faces the challenge of staying fit and getting into their team."