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Fae ready for Reading battle

Emerse Fae has told Steve Coppell that now is the right time to change the team as Reading try to avoid relegation from The Premier League.

Reading have lost eight matches on the trot to slide into the bottom three, and Coppell recently admitted he had considered axing half of his squad to change The Royals' fortunes.

Coppell has so far rejected the temptation to wield the blade but Fae, who recently returned from African Cup of Nations duty, insists it is time to give other members of the squad a chance.

"I am worried about our position, but I am calm. I know to stay in The Premier League we all need to be calm and keep tight as a unit," he said on the club's official website.

"But there is something wrong with the team so I think the best solution is to make changes."

Fae has made just six league appearances all season for The Royals, but the African Cup of Nations arrived at a bad time for the midfielder after he had just broken into the team against Tottenham.

"I have come back from the African Nations Cup with a little bit of a rib injury, which I did in the gym, but I feel good now. I trained yesterday and I hope to be in the first team on Saturday," Fae stated.

"I want to play for Reading and be able to help the team go forward and stay in The Premier League.

"If the manager needs me I'll be ready, but I don't know if I will play on Saturday.

"I expected to play more games. When I was at Nantes I played all the time and that's what I want to do here."

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