Brian McDermott is determined to “put things right” when the Royals face Sunderland on Tuesday evening.
The manager gave a frank assessment of the defeat to Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and wants to reward fans who are making the long journey up to the Stadium of Light.
“We’ve got the opportunity to put things right and that’s really, really important to us,” he said.
“I understand that the supporters want to see their team win games. They stayed with us again on Saturday and I thought they were fantastic. They will have been as frustrated as we were, everyone was bitterly disappointed. But, I’m sure they’ll travel up again on Tuesday, this is the time where everyone wants to be together and do what we have to do for our club.
“We were gutted with the result but in football games come around very, very quickly. I’m resilient, the players are resilient – and you have to be in this game. We will get on with it, do our stuff and make sure that we’re difficult to play against first and foremost. It’s a home game for Sunderland, we’ve got to go there and play, do our stuff.”
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