Ingimarsson backs Ice young manBy Nick Ive
April 17, 2008
Ivar Ingimarsson believes fellow Icelander Gylfi Sigurdsson will prove a success at Reading.
The 18-year-old midfielder, who has already represented his country at Under-21 level, recently signed a new two-year deal with Royals.
And Ingimarsson, who won 29 senior caps for Iceland before retiring from the international scene, has been impressed by the youngster’s development since he arrived at the Madejski Stadium in October 2005.
“Gylfi is a very good player and, even though he is a young lad, he looks after himself very professionally,” he told the club’s official website. “I don’t know many who take their stuff as seriously as he does. That’s why he’s improved as a player.”
— James Henry netted a hat-trick as Reading reserves beat Charlton 6-3 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Hogwood Park on Tuesday.
Jimmy Kebe marked his return to action from a knee injury with a brace, while substitute Scott Golbourne netted Reading’s other goal.
Reading reserves: Federici, Murty (Golbourne 70mins), De la Cruz, Duberry, Sonko, Fae, Gunnarsson, Little, Convey (Hateley 60mins), Henry, Kebe.