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Reading’s Dele-Bashiru pledges to repay Paunovic faith

The Nigerian was shipped to the Royals from Watford and has since gone on to shine under the Serbian manager’s stewardship

Tom Dele-Bashiru has promised to repay the faith Veljko Paunovic has shown in him joining Reading.

The Nigerian midfielder’s inability to tie down a regular place in Watford saw him loaned to the Select Car Leasing Stadium for the 2021-22 campaign.

Since joining the Royal, Dele-Bashiru had played four games without any success in front of goal.

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Against Peterborough United, however, he scored a brace in the 3-1 triumph over Darren Ferguson’s side.