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Gunter determined to start recording wins

9 December 2014

Defender targeting regular victories

Chris Gunter wants Reading to target three points in every game between now and the end of the Championship season.

The Royals drew 0-0 at home with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday meaning that they are now two games unbeaten, having won 2-1 at Norwich last weekend.

The captain said: “Whatever run of results you’ve been on, you need to be looking to win games and keep clean sheets.

“Regardless of our run previously, we go into every game with that focus and that’s how it turned out on Saturday. We did well last week, we defended well and we did the same again against Bolton. On another day we score a few of our chances and we go away with another win.

“We are a little bit frustrated because we had enough opportunities to win the game. We played well in patches. We’ve remained unbeaten from last weekend and now we move on to Birmingham.

“The ambitions are to win every game between now and the end of the season. That has to be the focus. Realistically that’s unlikely to happen but, if it’s got to be the aim.

“We know in this league that if you get on a run, regardless of where you are when you start that run, the table can look very different.

“There are plenty of points to play for and the league table will change from week to week. It’s important for us not to get fixated on things like that and make sure we go into games focused on it and try to do the best we can.”

Reading visit Birmingham City next weekend hoping to make it back-to-back away wins for the second time this season. Blues have improved of late, since appointing Gary Rowett as their new manager.

“It will be a tough game,” Gunter said. “They’ve picked up in the last few weeks and they’ll be looking to bounce from Saturday when they lost. We’ll go there full of confidence and hoping to emulate last weekend’s win at Norwich.” 

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