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Reading chief: Fae, Cisse need time

Reading chief Nicky Hammond is confident new signings Emerse Fae and Kalifa Cisse will soon prove their value.

"It's been a tough introduction for both our new boys," he told the Reading Evening Post. "I think Fae has shown some real positive criteria. He's a central midfielder who has been playing on the right. He has been thrown into the deep end in that respect but I thought there were some encouraging signs.

"There are a lot of things that he'll need to learn that we do here as a matter of course - particularly that defensive awareness.

"I don't think there's a lack of enthusiasm to do it, but it's just the way we go about things. That's only natural when you come to a new club, you have to understand what the requirements are. But I think he has shown some real positive criteria being able to affect the game going forward.

"At this level you are always looking for people who can do that, but there is a lot of work to do for the players and the coaching staff."

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