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Tabb: We need to put it right

17 December 2012

Sticking together is key, Jay believes

Midfielder Jay Tabb says it's time for the Royals to put things right - starting this evening against Arsenal at Madejski Stadium.

Whilst Jay acknowledges that recent results can't have been enjoyable for the supporters to watch, he's determined that the Royals get back on track and get the result the fans have earned.

"We've lost five on the bounce and we all feel for the fans," Tabby said. "As players, we hate losing - especially as we've worked so hard to get here.

"The fans pays good money to come and watch us so they're within their rights to get on our backs. But I think they've been great - they've stuck behind us and it's just a shame that we're not giving them the points that they deserve. We need to put that right for ourselves and our fans.

"Even though it's not going our way at the moment, the spirits are always high. The only way to get out of this is to stick together."

As wrote a fortnight ago, Tabb has covered more distance than any other Premier League player on two separate weekend. But despite his tenacious performances, Jay was as modest as ever.

"I think it's just one of those things as we are chasing the ball a lot. But we've got great staff here and they prepare you for each game well - so if we do need to cover the long distances then we can.

"I'm just happy to be playing in the side - but obviously that's down to Jem and Guthrie being injured. It's hard to say that you're playing well when you are losing - but I'm enjoying the challenge of the Premier League."

Focusing on tonight's clash with the Gunners, Tabby's convinced the side are capable of winning games - and says there's no reason why it can't happen tonight.

"We need a couple of wins and I think we're capable of doing that. At Sunderland it was the first time we've been well beaten really - so apart from that we've been looking like we're going to win games.

"You've got to be positive - you can't dwell on what's happened. Yeah, we'd like to have more points that we've got but the only way to put that right is to get a win in the next game.

"It doesn't matter if it's against the team at the top of the league or at the bottom - we go to win the game."

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