Oliver Norwood says he’s ready to produce the goods for Reading next season.
The former Huddersfield Town man has taken time to settle in the South after his £1m-plus cross-Championship move last August.
A change of manager at the Madejski Stadium, Steve Clarke replacing Nigel Adkins, didn’t help.
At one stage there was talk of another move for the 24--year-old Northern Ireland midfielder.
But Burnley-born Norwood, who joined Town from Manchester United in June 2012, has had talks with Clarke.
And he’s keen to have a good pre-season and add to his 42 appearances for this season’s FA Cup semi-finalists.
“I had a good chat with the manager. He obviously had different ideas when he came in to what Nigel had,” said Norwood.
“That’s football, it’s how it works. Different managers like different things and you’ve just go to adapt and when you play you’ve got to do well.
“You’ve got to make sure when you go out on the pitch you do what you can do. Hopefully then you will stay part of his plans.
“Football is a revolving door at times. But as players we just have to do our job. There’s nothing more you can do.
“Steve is a very good manager, a good coach and I’m looking forward to working with him next season.”
Old Trafford junior product Norwood, who played 90 times for Town, says being based in the South has been a big change.
”It’s about your personal life as well,” he explained.
“I live in Sunningdale, which is a lovely place.
“The move has probably been a bit more difficult for my wife than me.
“I go into training every day but she doesn’t have much to do.
“But you get on with it.”