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Jordan: This team's up for the fight

Left-back speaks after goalless draw with Birmingham.

3 February 2021

Jordan Obita says he's eager to play as much of a part as possible in the club's survival mission after making his debut in the 0-0 draw with Birmingham on Tuesday night.

The former Reading man arrived on Friday from Oxford United, where he'd been playing on the left wing, but found himself in his favoured left-back slot at Adams Park with Joe Jacobson still sidelined through injury.

"It's good to be here and to be back in the Championship," he said. "Now I just want to help the club get up the table.

"I've signed here for two-and-a-half years and I just want to play as well and as often as possible, that's my objective.

"At Oxford I was playing as a winger but I prefer playing at left-back or left wing-back, so it was good to be back there tonight. The clean sheet was nice and of course we hoped we could nick a goal but it wasn't to be."

Obita has settled straight into the squad, being good friends with former Royals Garath McCleary and Uche Ikpeazu, and says he can already see the squad's battling qualities which he hopes will be enough to see them pick up plenty of points between now and the end of the season.

"I know a few of the lads, obviously Garath and Uche from Reading, and the big man as well - I've seen him a lot on Sky Sports!

"When you're playing teams around you it will always be a battle but we will always back ourselves to put up a fight in every game we play. There are a lot of games to go and we just want to get on a run and you never know what could happen."

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