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Blackman: We all believe

10 March 2013

Striker determined to keep fighting

Nick Blackman says that everyone in the squad still believes the Royals can achieve great things this season - with a totally unique team spirit in the dressing room.

The forward was introduced into Saturday's game during an improved second half performance from Brian McDermott's men - but despite creating a number of opportunities - the right result wasn't achieved.

"It was great to be involved but obviously we're bitterly disappointed about the result," Blackman said. "It's not really what I do or anyone else, it's a team performance and we didn't manage to get the three points.

"It's positive that we're creating chances - on another day two or three of those could have gone in, but it wasn't meant to be. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is the result.

The 23-year-old striker says there's no fear ahead of away trips to Manchester United and Arsenal, and that the belief and spirit within the group firmly remains.

"Yeah - they are very difficult away trips but teams have gone there and beaten them before. We have great belief in what we're about and I don't think that will change," he added.

"The team spirit in that dressing room since I've come in is absolutely fantastic - it was the first thing I noticed. We've got nine games to do something about this and everyone will carry on going."

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