Murty wants pals to stay

Last updated : 19 July 2008 By Angus Muller

The duo continue to be linked with a string of Premier League clubs including Portsmouth, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

But skipper Murty told the Reading Evening Post: "I think they would be very, very difficult to replace.

"Having said that, nothing in football surprises me anymore so we just have to deal with situations as they turn up."

Sporting Life.