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3 August 2013

Midfielder delighted to net on return to Madejski but disappointed that Town couldn't take something from the game

Jay Tabb admitted he ‘knew it was coming’, after scoring for Town against former club Reading this afternoon.

The midfielder fired Mick McCarthy’s side into an early lead at the Madejski Stadium but the Royals hit back through Adam Le Fondre and a deflected strike from Danny Guthrie to take all three points.

“I knew it was coming, I never scored in over four years for Reading so I was bound to score against them today!” Tabby told the Club website.

“I was happy to get on the scoresheet and maybe could have had another in the second-half. I’m playing in a difference position to what I did at Reading so I want to chip in with a few goals for Ipswich.

“I’m pleased to have scored but at the end of the day we’ve lost the game, so it’s bittersweet for me.

“Looking at the game I think a draw would have been a fair result. We started well and then Reading came back strong but it’s always disappointing when you lose out to a deflected goal.

“We will pick ourselves up though and go again ready for Tuesday night’s game at Stevenage.”

It was an emotional return for the former Brentford and Coventry man and he appreciated the reception he got from the Reading faithful but also praised the support of the 2,500 strong Blue Army.

“It was great to get a good reception from the Reading fans and in a way it was a chance for me to say thank you to them, as I never really got the opportunity to do that at the end of last season,” added Jay.

“They were great but so were the Town fans. They really got behind us and the atmosphere they generated was superb.

“They clapped us off at the end of the game because they could see how hard we had worked and they are a superb set of supporters.”  

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