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Gorkss: “The right intensity”

2 October 2012

Kaspars confident with changes

Latvian defender Kaspars Gorkss reflected on the good and the bad from the Newcastle draw - and enthusiastically looked forward to Saturday’s clash at Swansea.

The plucky centre back has been paired alongside summer signing Adrian Mariappa for the past two games - which Gorkss feels the Royals have produced solid performances in.

“I thought we deserved to beat Newcastle,” he said. “Obviously they equalised with a handball but we could have done better with the first goal with it being so soon after the restart. 

“We took the positives from the game - this is the level of intensity we need in this league. If we keep this up, I’m sure we’ll win games. 

“It was my second game together with Mapps and I think we did okay generally. There are a couple of things we can improve on as goals were conceded but it’s not a bad partnership at all.”

With Jimmy Kebe and Jason Roberts returning from injuries, the squad has become even stronger – a factor that Gorkss is relishing ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea.

“The last two games were pretty good – much better than against Tottenham and West Brom. We’re ready to go again for Swansea.

“I don’t think we’ll do anything different – in general, we should be happy with our last two performances but also learn from our mistakes.

“It’s great to have Jimmy and Jason back – we have a really competitive squad that will help us this season.”


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