Dropped keeper Federici's girlfriend blasts Reading for lack of loyalty
15:08 GMT, 18 September 2012
Couple: Micaela Gardner with Adam Federici
Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici was dropped after some high-profile errors against Stoke and Chelsea and his angry girlfriend took to Twitter to vent her fury.
Micaela Gardner was unimpressed to see her boyfriend, 27, ditched in favour of youngster Alex McCarthy who was made his Barclays Premier League debut.
Gardner wrote on twitter: 'Football has left me feeling totally numb and empty inside! For once I have NO explanation! #noloyalty #absolutejoke.
'Unbelievable!!! You need thick skin for success!!'
Poor start: Federici has been out of form at the beginning of this season
Meanwhile the 22-year-old McCarthy is hoping to cement his place in the first team.
He said: 'I hope I can get a run in the Reading team now.
'I played in the Championship last year and I've been wanting to play in the Premier League for a long time. It's a massive league.
'The game's a lot quicker so I was pleased to get a start and I hope I can go on and build from that.
'I just have to get on and play my best. Obviously I want to play for England one day and this can give me a good chance to do that.'