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Poortvliet proud of young Saints

Dutch boss Jan Poortvliet has done what eight other managers have tried and failed - won at the Madejski stadium. Thanks to a prolific Bradley Wright-Phillips the Saints were able to end Reading`s unbeaten home record and complete their fourth away win of the season.

'I am a happy man.' Poortvliet said. 'I am proud of the boys and what they did today. I am proud of the fans who were here and supported us too, because that's what we needed and that's what we deserved."

Just fewer than 4,000 Saints fans made the trip up the M3 to Reading and will not forget the unexpected win. Poortvliet was proud of the travelling supporters: 'I am delighted for them,' he said. 'We had fantastic support - they were loud and they supported us for the whole game. I hope that we can all do it again against Plymouth on Tuesday."

The Dutchman predicted a 2-1 Saints win before the match: 'My wife asked me what we were going to do and I told her we'd win 2-1 because I had a dream about it last night,' Poortvliet said. 'I told her that she should have a bet on it, and I bet she wishes she had because we all knew it would come together at some point!"

Next for the Saints is Plymouth Argyle at home, who sit impressively in 7th place on 28 points. Half of their points have come away from home and they are on the back of a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City.




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Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 23 2008

Time: 2:39PM

 

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