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Jobi sets his sights

20 January 2014

"We want to achieve things"

Jobi McAnuff believes the weekend’s resounding victory over Bolton is a statement of intent from the Royals.

Reading hit seven in a league fixture for the first time since 1979, and the skipper was delighted to see Nigel Adkins’ men show their potential at Madejski Stadium.

“That’s what it’s all about, we want to achieve things at this football club,” said Jobi.

“We made a statement at the start of the season that we wanted to get promoted, we believe the squad is good enough to do that and we believe in ourselves. If expectations are raised, so be it – we have to deal with that. It’s great to have days like today when everyone is performing to the best of their ability. We showed what a deadly team we can be with the players that we’ve got, and punished them.”

With two Championship victories on the bounce, McAnuff and co will now head to Ipswich’s Portman Road with plenty of momentum – and the captain has urged his teammates to keep working hard to build a run of form.

“We know we need to work hard and close teams down to stop them playing. That in turn helps us playing in their half and getting after them. Ipswich is always a tough place to go, the form we’re on now it’s one that we’re looking forward to. We need to make sure we go that and play well.”


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