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Duberry won't begrudge Reading pals seeking Premiership move

Mike Duberry can understand if some of his Reading teammates seek Premiership moves.

The January transfer window could be testing time for Reading, with the likes of leading scorer Kevin Doyle, Republic of Ireland international Stephen Hunt and Andre Bikey among the possible targets for Premier League clubs. However, Duberry is optimistic that the team can be kept together.

"I'd never begrudge any player the opportunity to fulfil his ambitions," said Duberry. "Players are not the same as fans, who live and die for their club. We give 120 per cent for the shirt, but if a fantastic opportunity comes along then a player will take it.

"But we're second in the Championship with a good chance of going up. Any player who wants to play in the Premier League has an interesting decision to make. Do I leave now or stay with Reading?

"If we were eighth in the league, then I think that some players would go. But we've put ourselves in a great position, as a football club, to hang on to those players."

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