Winger Hal Robson-Kanu believes there is still plenty of life left in the Royals' 2012/13 campaign.
Hal says the squad have responded well to the gaffer's training sessions, adding to his buoyancy after netting three times for club and country during March.
"Training was really positive, it was good to see the gaffer implement his own way of doing things onto the team and the boys have taken really well to him," Hal told readingfc.co.uk.
"Of course, to score two in the league and one internationally was really pleasing. I've always known what I'm capable of and the quality I have. It's nice to have been given the chance and I just want to keep it going.
"But the season isn't over yet though. I'm looking forward to getting a few more and contributing further in the games we have left and help the team out where I can."
Though some people may have already written the Royals off, Hal still firmly believes that we can defy the odds like we often have in recent years - and believes the fans will be vital to that.
"The season doesn't end at 31 games, it ends at 38," Robson-Kanu stressed. "We need to make the most of every single one, and that starts on Saturday.
"The fans really do make a difference to the whole team when they get behind us like we know they can. On a personal level they've always supported me - when they sing your name it really spurs you on."