Reading's Ian Harte hopes for winning return to Leeds

Ian Harte
Harte played in the Champions League for Leeds

Reading full-back Ian Harte is planning to put history aside when the Royals visit his former club Leeds United at the weekend.

Harte made 218 appearances and scored 28 goals in nine years at Elland Road.

He told BBC Berkshire: "It will be nice to go back, I always seem to get a good reception there - the crowd is so loud and passionate.

"But what's most important is to get the three points - if we play like we did against West Ham we'll be fine."

Harte enjoying Reading run

The former Republic of Ireland international has shared left-back duties with new signing Joseph Mills this season, and praised his team-mate for providing competition for his place.

"Joseph has done very well in the games he's played but he got an injury - he'll be disappointed that he's lost his place at the moment.

"It's a difficult job for a manager, he has to pick 11 players out of a squad of 30 so there's fierce competition. I was out for a while - you just have to wait and hope that your chance will come," he added.

Harte's side travel to Yorkshire five points behind the Whites, who currently occupy the last of the play-off spots.

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