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‘We’ll always be grateful’ – Reading FC fan pundit offers verdict as attacker seals move away

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…

Football League World’s Reading fan pundit Jamie Gorman believes Mo Barrow will be missed at the Madejski but says enough has been done in the transfer window to replace him.

Barrow’s season-long loan move to Turkish side Denizlispor was confirmed by the player on Instagram on Monday night bringing an end to a two-year stay with the Royals.

“On his day, Mo is unplayable,” the regular punter told Football League World.

“He’s fast and direct and defenders hate going up against players like that.

“So yes, we will miss him, but we’ve strengthened in his position so we should be OK.

“Mo was a key player who scored and assisted at critical times during his time here and we’ll always be grateful for that.

“His time here was mixed, as he can go missing at times and struggled for consistency, but he was a player the fans were fond of.”

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After he was signed from Swansea City by Jaap Stam in the summer transfer window of 2017, Barrow went on to play 83 times for the club, scoring 14 goals including four last season.

With the transfer window now shut, the Royals will be limited in how they can replace the Gambian, although with free agents still up for grabs, it could be done.

However, with the likes of George Puscas, Lucas Joao, Lucas Boye and Ovie Ejaria all arriving during the summer, do they really need to?

Gorman makes his answer clear

“No,” he said.

“We’ve brought in some good attacking players in the transfer window and the emergence of Josh Barrett, who can play in Mo’s position, is very exciting.”


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