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Gorkss remains positive

11 October 2012

Latvian upbeat over international break

Kaspars Gorkss is optimistic about Reading’s resolute form and is pleased with his central defensive partnership with Adrian Mariappa.

The Royals are starting to settle into the Barclays Premier League and go into the international break three games unbeaten having scored seven goals in that spell.

"Against Newcastle we deserved to win – and at Swansea a draw was probably the right result,” Gorkss said, reflecting on the point gained from the Liberty Stadium.

"They kept the ball a lot in the first half, so we did really well to score two goals on the break and take our chances.

"In the second half we did sit quite deep - but they were lucky with their first goal as it took a big deflection.

"After that, we conceded another goal - but to be honest it was a hard-earned point in the Premier League.”

After recently being paired with Adrian Mariappa at centre-back, Kaspars says he’s enjoying the partnership and believes a clean sheet - and that coveted first win - will come soon enough.

"From the start I've always felt comfortable playing with Mapps and hopefully we can still improve and get ourselves a clean sheet soon enough.

“We’re just looking at each game as it comes – and we try to win each one. We’ve gone three games unbeaten so we’re looking at it that way and staying positive. I’m sure the first win will come soon and the next wins will follow.”

Before Reading strive to do just that, Kaspars will be away on international duty with Latvia – who will face Latvia away tomorrow (Friday) night before hosting Liechtenstein on Tuesday.

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