Tuck It Away? Any Other Time It Would Have been OK

By Rob Cooper
Last updated : 26 November 2003
Twenty-eight-year-old giant man Glen Little, who spent the last two months of last season on loan at Reading, has admitted that he still cannot believe the Royals fell to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Play-Offs.

The Burnley man played the whole ninety minutes last night as the lowly Division One outfit thumped in-form Reading 3-0 at Turf Moor.

Although many fans will be able to confine last night's result to the past, few will be able to forget our heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of Midlands side Wolves in the Play-Offs last season, Little included.

Having missed the first game at Molineux, a game which hinged on an injury to Nicky Forster, the Wimbledon born midfielder featured heavily at the Madejski Stadium in the second leg on what was to be a night of high drama.

The Royals were unable to convert their dominance over the two legs into goals and lost the tie 3-1 on aggregate to bring the season, and effectively the pardew era, to an end.

Speaking to the Reading Evening Post, Little commented: "I just wish I could have done a bit more to help Reading. Had they got promotion things could have been so different. But it showed against Wolves in the play-offs that there's such a fine line in this division.

"Out of the 180 minutes we played against them in the two legs we dominated 140 minutes of them."

Whilst misses by Henderson will never be forgotten, Little admits he still thinks 'what if' when reminiscing of his own second leg miss. The winger admits he has tucked away every similar chance since, deepening the Royals play-off woes.

He added: "I had a chance in the second game with my left foot – a chance I've scored every time since, but it wasn't to be. I still think about that miss"

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