Yann Kermorgant: Reading striker 'lost confidence' after Bournemouth exit
Reading striker Yann Kermorgant hopes "to be on fire" next season after revealing he has suffered a loss of confidence in the current campaign.
The Frenchmen joined Reading from Bournemouth in January and has scored just two goals since his arrival.
He admitted not being given a chance to play in the Premier League with Bournemouth was "a big disappointment".
"It was maybe the biggest in my career," he said. "I felt like I'd deserved a chance for what I had done."
Kermorgant, 34, scored 15 goals for the Cherries last season to help them win promotion to the Premier League, but did not start a top-flight game before moving to the Madejski Stadium.
"When I signed for Reading, I knew I had to get back the confidence I'd lost," the former Leicester and Charlton player said.
"Maybe I needed a few goals straightaway, which didn't come. That puts pressure on yourself.
"In one game, I had four headers on target, one saved, two cleared off the line and the other hit the post. You think, 'what more can I do?'
"The answer is score goals and that's what I'm trying to do. Hopefully, I'll be on fire next season if I can."