A Royal return for Jason Roberts

Reading striker Jason Roberts is determined to make a quick recovery from a calf injury.

The 34-year-old has been out of action for the past month and insists that he is doing all he can to resume playing. He told the Reading Post:

“I’m doing all sorts of stuff. Pilates, core work, everything. I’ve been doing loads. My recovery from the injury has been slower than I would have liked, but when you’re injured it can give you the opportunity to improve on other things too.”

However, Roberts is not willing to risk suffering the same problem again by rushing his comeback and is refusing to pin a date on a Royals comeback, but he has assured fans that he is doing everything he can to make his Premier League return. He continued:

“I need to make sure when I come back that I’m not coming off with the same issue again. I haven’t had a calf problem before, but luckily I haven’t missed many games. I’m a really bad injured player because I just have no patience.”

Roberts joined Reading from Blackburn Rovers in January 2012, and manager Brian McDermott will be desperate for the striker return to action as his team face tough fixtures against Tottenham, West Brom, QPR and Newcastle before the month is out.