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"We showed what we can do"

4 May 2013

HRK believes new ideas starting to come to fruition

Hal Robson-Kanu scored twice to take his Premier League tally for the season to eight as the Royals romped to a 4-2 win over Fulham on Saturday and it felt good to be part of a team who turned on the style at Craven Cottage.

"It was good today. From the off, we set up how we were going to play," he said after a victory that lifted Reading off the bottom of the table.

"The manager has been emphasising the way he wants to play in training and we've been working on that over a number of weeks and today it all came to fruition.

"It wasn't a coincidence that we played like that, that's a lot of hard work on the training field, a lot of what the manager has tried to implement. And today we showed it is starting to pay off."

The Royals were relegated last weekend but performances in the final three games are important for morale and momentum going into next season.

"It's frustrating that it has come too late, of course. But, as the manager has said as well, it's just a shame he only had seven or eight games since coming in. 

"Because now we're showing what we can do and, as a team, I'm sure we'll be a force again."

And personally, it's important to Hal that he finishes this season on a high as well - a calmly taken penalty followed by an exquisite left-footed second go a long way towards impressing a new manager.

"I've been happy with how I've performed when I've been on the pitch, from the start of the season til now.

"It's great to show him what I can do, but I feel I've been doing that throughout the season. And I did it again today.

"I'll give 110% every day in training and in every game from now until the end of the season, and that's my focus now.

"This time last season, games like this next one against Manchester City are the types of games we have been dreaming of playing in, just like today's was. So we'll embrace the challenge of the next two games and see what we can do."


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