Reading defender Mariappa up for clash with Swansea's Graham

Reading defender Adrian Mariappa is looking forward to his clash with Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

Reading defender Adrian Mariappa is looking forward to his clash with Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

The Royals defender, a former team-mate of Graham at Watford, will not be resorting to any on-field banter or mind games.

He said: “I played with Danny for a few years and he is a talented striker — we need to keep him quiet.

“He has done great there and I’m sure he’ll want to carry on from that.

“It was always pretty even in training — he can definitely find the net. You can’t get in his head, but I don’t play like that anyway.”

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