Hunt on target but Birmingham oust Royals - 11/02/2006
Reading winger Stephen Hunt marked his return to the starting line-up with a cracking goal against
Hunt, the former Brentford and
Gray headed home Jiri Jarosik’s cross 22 minutes from time and Reading were unable to find a leveller in the final quarter.
Apart from Hunt, there was plenty other Irish interest in the game, with the
Steve Bruce started with son Alex – who declared for the Republic of Ireland last week – alongside Irish under-21 international Marcos Painter in a young central defensive axis, where they came up against Shane Long, the Irish under-19 and former Cork City forward, and Dave Kitson, who qualifies for Ireland but has said he is not interested in pursuing that avenue.
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