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"We will learn fast"

17 September 2012

Skipper on bouncing back from rare home defeat

A dejected Royals skipper Jobi McAnuff was keen to put Sunday afternoon's defeat firmly behind them as quickly as possible - and focus solely on the Royals’ next Premier League fixture at West Brom.

Losing is not a feeling the Royals are familiar with at Madejski Stadium - the 3-1 loss was the club’s first home defeat since January – but McAnuff insisted that the players will learn fast and look to put things right next weekend.

"We made it too easy for Tottenham, but no-one will be moping around - we’re going to get on with it," he said.

“We’ve got to learn fast in this league and we will. We’ve got a week to get our heads round it and put one or two things right.

“There were a few mistakes but we never blame anyone and we won’t start doing that. When we’re not playing well we need to get through games like we did last season. Together.

“We’re not scared or fazed by anyone. So we’ve got to put this behind us, get on a good run and win some games.

“You can only pick 11 players and we’ve got a competitive squad. So we’re all on our toes this year and no one’s place is guaranteed against West Brom. 

“They’re a good team – especially at home. But we really want to get our season up and running so we’ll be going there aiming to get a good result.

“We did well away from home last year and our performance at Chelsea was good so we’re definitely looking to get some points on the board this Saturday."

The remaining tickets for this Saturday's Baggies clash are on general sale now and are available only in person at Madejski Stadium's Ticket Office or over the phone on 0844 249 1871.

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