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Pearce: We're a threat

4 April 2014

Defender aims for maximum points

Alex Pearce says the Royals will aim for maximum points as Nigel Adkins' men prepare for two away games in the space of four days.

The Academy graduate believes the side have some excellent talent in the squad that can hurt teams on the break, and hopes Reading can build on their draw with Huddersfield last weekend with upcoming trips to Charlton and Bournemouth.

"Overall, it was a positive day after Huddersfield as we were still in the play-offs after the games had finished, and we also stopped the rot at home," he told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"Every point helps, and we've got two away games now and our away record, as everyone knows, has been really good because we've been able to hit teams on the break.

"We'll be looking to get maximum points over the next couple of games. Teams come on to us a little bit more away from home, they're trying to win the game and we've got such threats in the team that can hurt sides on the break with our pace."

Fellow central defender Sean Morrison returned to the side after almost five months out injured, and Pearce thought highly of his performance as the Royals get ready for Saturday's trip to Charlton.

"I thought Morro was magnificent. I thought we did well - the first game back is always tough but I thought he equitted himself really well. And it was a hot day - so he should he is fit enough to play.

"We'll be looking to go away to Charlton and take all three points, we can't wait to get there and show what we can do."

Reading v Barnsley
Monday 14th April, kick-off 8.07pm
Reading v Middlesbrough
Tuesday 22nd April, kick-off 8pm
Reading v Burnley
Saturday 3rd May, kick-off 12.15pm

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