Life is bittersweet for Tim Ream right now.
But it’s marginally better than being on the outside looking in.
After a season when only the only two other clubs conceding more than Whites were relegated, the trouble now for a side with a fine August and a cloudy September behind them is they aren’t scoring many.
“It was a strange feeling,” Ream said. “Back in the team, and two on the spin; I played fairly well and scored a goal, but losing the way we did was tough.”
As tough as teak when you miss two penalties, two open goals, hit the frame, and batter the life out of keeper and defence, but still only score through Ream’s pick-up after a fine Scott Parker cross.
The American international has had to wait his turn for a chance behind Michael Madl, Tomas Kalas and Ragnar Sigurdsson, and asked if it feels a little deja vu after last season’s struggle that saw off manager Kit Symons in November, the former Bolton player agreed.
“It’s a little bit,” he said.
“We’re not conceding as many goals, which is good. A great start in the first month and the international break hits and now we’re right back mid table and short on results.
“We’re playing well, but scoring and finishing teams off is something we were good at last year.”
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