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Cummings: It felt brilliant to score

11 August 2014

Shaun pleased with performance

Defender Shaun Cummings was delighted to score his first ever goal in professional football, but says the strike would have been far sweeter if the Royals had taken all three points away at Wigan Athletic.

Nigel Adkins' men were the better team throughout, and were unfortunate not to win on the first day of the season as an injury time header cancelled out a terrific turnaround. 

"It felt brilliant to score, and it would have been even better if we had won. But I'm happy I scored, and happy with the team's performance.

"I'd have taken a tap in for my first goal! But there was good build up to it, and luckily I was there to just finish off the move.

"It was pleasing especially as Wigan are a good team and have been for a number of years. So come here, put on the performance that we did and create so many chances, it's something we can take and move forwards with."

With three home games now on the horizon, starting with Tuesday night's Capital One Cup clash against Newport County, Cummings says our home form is vital for our young squad to succeed.

"We've got three home games now and playing at home is going to be key. We want to do well at home and show our fans that all the work we've been doing is worthwhile. We showed that at Wigan, and hopefully we can continue it.

"Throughout pre-season you could see how young our squad is. We've bonded well together and we've made the young ones feel involved. The team spirit has been great.

"I've been here for a while now and I will always give 100%. I've got that connection with the fans who sing my name - what more could you ask for!"

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