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Gunter's praise for boss

31 January 2014

Welshman on Royals form

Defender Chris Gunter has credited Nigel Adkins and his teammates for bouncing back from a sticky spell over Christmas.

The Royals have been on a good run of form with three wins in the last four games, and the Welshman has paid homage to his colleagues.

The 24-year-old said, "Sometimes things go in spells. We had a difficult spell over Christmas, but I think it's great credit to the players and manager, he was the first one to keep picking us up. 

"Along with the staff, they all made sure we kept going, and we had belief that what they are telling us is right, which has proven to be that way.

"They keep telling us the right things to do, we try to execute them the best way possible, and when it all clicks like against Bolton and Blackpool, we are a really good team."

Gunter, who made his 50th appearance for the club in midweek, is looking forward to an away game at Millwall as we aim to keep our form going.

He said, "I thought we played well at Ipswich last week, could have got three points so it's important to keep that going.

"Having won 5-1, we go there high in confidence.

"In the last few weeks we've started games well, that's been a real concerted effort and like I say that's credit to the manager and staff. It comes from the warm-up, and then the players taking it into the game."

Gunter also highlighted the team's desire to win, commenting, "There's nobody that wants to do better than the players, manager and staff. It's our livelihood, we come in every day and nobody wants to win more than players and fans. 

"When we all work together, like we have been doing, we can carry on this good form. It's no coincidence the home form has been good because the fans stick with us.

"There's a real feelgood factor, and if the fans carry on with their positivity, coupled with us doing it on the pitch, hopefully as the gaffer said it can be a good second half to the season."

Listen to Saturday's game LIVE on Reading FC Player.

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