MEITE WILL NOT RUSH

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

READ­ING boss Jaap Stam says he will look af­ter Yakou Meite fol­low­ing his op­er­a­tion on Mon­day – de­spite the striker’s ea­ger­ness to get back play­ing.

Meite, 20, has been out with dam­aged lig­a­ments, but, af­ter hav­ing his ap­pen­dix re­moved, he could take a fur­ther six games to re­turn to full fit­ness.

“It is very dis­ap­point­ing for him be­cause he is very ea­ger to play,” said Stam.

“We want to use him be­cause he has qual­i­ties. He is strong, he is quick and a good fin­isher. It would be great to have him in the squad – but we need to take it easy with him.”

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