Church eyes starting role
Reading striker Simon Church wants to earn a regular starting role after scoring against Burnley.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 25/10/10 12:46pm
Reading striker Simon Church has set his sights on earning a regular starting role after scoring his second goal of the season against Burnley.
The Wales international has started just four Championship games this season, but came off the bench to score the Royals' fourth in the 4-0 trouncing of the Clarets on Saturday.
However, the 21-year-old is hoping to get the nod from manager Brian McDermott when Reading welcome Doncaster to the Madejski Stadium at the weekend.
"I don't think that I have had the opportunity to start more than one game on the spin so far this season and that has been very frustrating," Church told skysports.com.
"It is one of those things when I am trying very hard in training, but it is hard to make an impression on the pitch and score goals when you are being thrown on from the bench chasing an equaliser.
"I respect the manager in everything he does and that includes selecting the team every Saturday, but I do need to be starting games more often to score goals.
"Obviously, you have got to take every chance that you get, but getting into the tempo of a match is very difficult.
"That is one aspect of the game that players have to adapt to though and I will continue to work hard and try to make a difference in any role that I am given."