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Oliver Norwood on a high and ready to roll for Reading

By Staff Reporter

Published 11/09/2015

Oliver Norwood
Oliver Norwood

Steve Clarke is hoping some of the Euro 2016 feelgood factor will rub off on Reading.

Clarke has welcomed back Hal Robson-Kanu and Chris Gunter from international duty after they helped put the Welsh on the brink of Euro 2016 qualification.

Oliver Norwood is also back with the Royals, having played a key role in Northern Ireland's rise to the top of their qualifying group, and Clarke says the trio are buzzing ahead of tonight's clash with Ipswich.

"I saw them all get a bit of a run-out. The Welsh boys obviously come back in a great frame of mind as they're almost there," Royals boss Clarke said.

"Ollie will be coming back in a positive frame of mind with Northern Ireland having almost qualified, which is great because they bring that feelgood factor into the club and that's what we want.

"There is a good feel about the place after finishing with a good win (against Brentford) just before the international break. It was a decent transfer deadline day for us."

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