Coppell happy with Sonko

Problems resolved ahead of new campaign

Sonko: Problems resolved

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Reading manager Steve Coppell has insisted that the problems with Ibrahima Sonko have been resolved ahead of the Championship campaign.

Sonko and team-mate Emerse Fae were suspended in May following a breach of club discipline, believed to be their refusal to appear in a reserve team game.

The pair were suspended for two weeks which saw them miss the last two games of the season as Reading were relegated.

Coppell is adamant that he holds no grudge against Sonko as the club look to earn promotion back to the top-flight.

New challenge

He said: "What happened at the end of last season was the end of last season. This is a new sheet and a new challenge.

"I hope that Ibu is on board with the determination to get back into the Premier League - I know it is his desire.

"We are not trying to move anyone on. As far as I'm concerned the squad remains as it is."

Fae is expected to complete a loan deal to French side Nice in the coming weeks after an inconsistent start to his career in England.