Yann Kermorgant: Reading striker 'lost confidence' after Bournemouth exit

Reading striker Yann Kermorgant
Yann Kermorgant joined Reading on an 18-month contract in January

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."

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