Garcia's Mixed Feelings

Richard Garcia says he has mixed feelings about his Hammers debut.
Coming on six minutes from the end of normal time at Reading was a proud honour for Richard, especially after a horrendous injury while on loan at Leyton Orient last season cost him most of the season.
But he would have preferred the circumstances to have been different and admits:
"It was nice to make the debut but it would have been better if we'd got the win.
"I played against Reading when I went on loan to Orient so it wasn't that much different.
"Glenn just said 'go on and try your best to create something.'
"We just couldn't get the ball in the back of the net; we were missing senior players but Toddy and Jermain did really well, and it was just unfortunate they didn't get a goal.
"The bounces weren't lucky on the night but we had plenty of chances to do it."
Richard reveals he would have been next to take a penalty after Scott Minto and says:
"I was next up but unfortunately I didn't get to take one.
"It is always hard losing in a penalty shoot out and unfortunately that is what happened.
"You always practise them in training but it is always different with 20,000 people screaming at you."
Richard now hopes to get further recognition and, having made the squad for the Middlesbrough game, is hoping for a league debut.
But that is dependent on who else is fit and the answer to that won't be fully known until shortly before kick off.
He adds:
"I am just hoping that this season continues like that and is a positive one for me.
"I just want to get back on track after my injury and be playing good football again."
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