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Fae wants out of Reading

Emerse Fae says his Reading career is over, following his two-week suspension for refusing to play a reserve game.

Ivory Coast international Fae and Ibrahima Sonko have been suspended by their employers and will not play for The Royals again this season.

He regrets his lack of first-team opportunities and his club's lack of communication and 'courage'.

The midfielder, highly rated in France, has told us he will leave the Premier League outfit when the season ends.

"This season I played more for the reserves than for the first team," Fae told setantasports.com.

"I played to stay fit and accepted it because you never know; the team is not having good results so the reserves were a good opportunity to win my place in the team.

"Recently I appeared for some minutes, played 20 minutes at Arsenal so I thought I would continue to have my chance, but then without any explanation I was axed from the squad.

"I cannot accept that. There are no reasons for that. The team need all their players for the last two games.

"There is obviously a communication problem at the club. I suggested it to them before the African Cup of Nations but it has not changed.

"I feel like the same players always suffer the consequences of defeats.

"I am banned for two weeks, until one day after the last game (with Derby), on May 12.

"That is not clever at all to suspend your own players, that is stupid, the sanction is heavy, two weeks!

"The club do not need that because axing two players from your own struggling team is not coherent at all.

"I cannot understand their attitude. Those people do not speak and do things behind your back.

"I refused to play with the reserves on Sunday, they said okay let's meet on Thursday and in the meantime I received a letter saying I am axed.

"They are not courageous enough to tell me things in the eyes, man to man, in five minutes.

"I am a father, an adult, I am able to recognize when I make mistakes, I can also admit to people when I am wrong.

"It never happened between Reading and me.

"They do not need to suspend me to show everybody that it has not worked.

"I am not a kid, if you make a mistake you admit it, but it is just a pretext.

"They did not treat me well during the season. I never caused any controversy, I have been a professional, but they are showing that I do not have my place at the club.

"There is no need to fight or to persevere for me, for sure my future is not with Reading."

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