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31 October 2012

Gorkss keen to move on from Cup defeat

Kaspars Gorkss says that the Royals must remain united following the bewildering cup defeat to Arsenal and concentrate on Sunday's massive Premier League fixture.

The Latvian insists that the trip to Loftus Road will be far more important to Reading's campaign - but refused to hide behind what was a bizarre and disappointing night.

"It's hard to describe what happened - it's the first time something like that has happened in my career," he said.

"Even when you're 4-0 up you can't switch off against a team like Arsenal - they showed us what a world class team they are.

"We have ourselves to blame - we're going to analyse what went wrong but in general we're very disappointed.

"It's hard to say why we're throwing away leads. It might be a lack of concentration - we're letting teams back into the game when we should be finishing them off.

"It (the added time played) was well over four minutes which was disappointing but we have to keep playing until the final whistle."

But Gorkss is confident that the Royals can quickly recover and - with the help of the Royals faithful - get a result at his old club QPR at the weekend.

"We're all professional footballers - even after a match like that. We need to pick ourselves up as soon as possible for a massive game on Sunday - which is more important.

"I hope the fans stick with us because their support is so important for us. They are the ones who will can help us move on and start finishing off games.

"A cup game is a cup game, and a league game is a league game. It's a new game on Sunday and hopefully we can get the same result we got there earlier this season.

"We need to start learning from our mistakes and do it very soon. It's important that we all stick together, do our job on the training ground and try to improve in areas we need to."

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