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Reading's Federici ready to put Premier League heartache behind him

Adam Federici insists he is ready to move on from Reading's Championship playoff loss earlier this week. The Royals missed out on the chance to move into the heights of the English Premier League when they were beaten 4-2 by Swansea City at Wembley Stadium on Monday and the Australian goalkeeper wants to put it all behind him and take his frustrations out at international level.

"I'm still trying to get over it," Federici said.

"Obviously (conceding) four goals at Wembley wasn't fantastic, a hard one to take.

"It does help going straight back into things. I'm looking forward playing to for Australia - if I get the chance to."

Federici and his Socceroos teammates are preparing for Sunday's friendly with New Zealand in Adelaide before taking on Serbia in Melbourne two days later and the 26-year old says he would love to play a part in both games if he can.

"If it was up to me, Id like to play both games, but if they give me a rest (tomorrow), I'll be looking forward to Tuesday," he added.

"I've played over 90 (club) games in the last two seasons and been very consistent and played particularly well every time I've played for Australia, so if I take over from Mark (Schwarzer) that'd be fantastic."

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