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Reading release Mate back to Debrecen

Reading have released on-loan defender Peter Mate.

The defender initially arrived from Hungarian club Debrecen on a 12-month loan in August 2006.

However, the deal was extended by a further six months after Mate - who played against Manchester United in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds - suffered a cruciate ligament injury during a reserve-team fixture with Chelsea.

And Reading director of football Nick Hammond has admitted his disappointment for Mate after the 23-year-old's stay in England was disrupted by injury.

"It's a very unfortunate story because Peter suffered a very serious injury before he had the chance to challenge for a first-team place here," Hammond told Reading's official website.

"We signed him as a Hungarian youth international who was highly ranked and had Champions League experience, but the injury prevented him from making his mark.

"He is a great guy and worked really hard throughout his rehabilitation, but the best thing for him now is to return to Debrecen to re-establish himself there.

"It's a great shame that Peter never had the opportunity to show us what he can do and we wish him the very best of luck for the future."

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