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2 Ovie Ejaria facts that Reading fans might not have known

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Reading will be hoping they can keep their faint play-off hopes alive when they return to action, with a break from fixtures across the UK currently in place. 

The Royals have won their last two matches, with a win over Birmingham City catching the eye before the fixture list was called to a halt after recent off-the-field events.

Mark Bowen’s side are currently sat 14th in the Championship table, and are just eight points adrift of the play-off places with nine league games remaining of this year’s campaign.

One player that has played a key role in their impressive run of form this term is Ovie Ejaria, with the on-loan Liverpool man putting in a number of strong performances for much of this season.

Ejaria’s loan spell is set to become permanent at the end of this year’s campaign, much to the delight of the majority of the Madejski Stadium faithful.

We take a look at TWO Ovie Ejaria facts that Reading fans might know have known before hearing of them.

Ejaria is available for two countries. 

The 22-year-old was born in London in 1997, but is eligible to play for both England and Nigeria’s senior team as his parents are Nigerian.

The midfielder has featured for both the England Under-20s and Under-21s side earlier in his career, but it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be featuring for Gareth Southgate’s men anytime soon.

Ejaria is yet to receive a call-up to the Nigerian senior team, but his impressive performances for Mark Bowen’s side this season won’t have gone unnoticed.

Ejaria has already made his competitive senior Liverpool debut.

Ejaria made his first-team debut for Liverpool in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers in July 2016.

But he didn’t have to wait for his chance to shine in a competitive game, as he replaced Roberto Firmino in a 3-0 win over Derby County on the 16th September 2016.

He then started his first competitive match against Tottenham Hotspur in the following EFL Cup round, before coming on as a substitute against Watford for his Premier League debut.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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