Leeds United: Reading boss Clarke keeps faith with star striker Sa

Reading's Orlando Saheads the ball.
Reading's Orlando Saheads the ball.
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Reading manager Steve Clarke backed striker Orlando Sa to break his scoring duck.

Sa has yet to register a goal in three matches since his arrival on a £1million transfer from Legia Warsaw over the summer, drawing his latest blank yesterday afternoon in the home game against Leeds.

But Clarke felt the Portuguese, who has one cap for his country, produced an otherwise fine performance and is confident the goals will come.

“He was good today,” Clarke said. “His hold-up play was good. He was a threat for their two central defenders. He occupied them both very well.

“I was pleased with his performance and the goals will come for him. I know that because he’s a goalscorer.”

After losing to Birmingham on the opening day of the season, Clarke was relieved the Royals were able to get their first point of the season.

He said: “It was two well-organised teams, neither of whom wanted to give anything away.

“It was important for us to get our first point on the board and another clean sheet is also a positive.”