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Kaspars on staying calm

13 March 2014

Gorkss ahead of Derby clash

Kaspars Gorkss hailed the two sides of our game that the Royals showed in Tuesday night's 4-2 victory at Leeds.

United struck twice in quick succession to ensure a nervy finish to the Sky Bet Championship fixture, but after seeing out the game in a professional manner the Latvian skipper was delighted.

“The first half we played as good as we could have done," he said. "We started the second half unbelievably but then in quick succession we conceded two easy goals.

“The most important thing was not to panic. We needed to keep a calm head because we were still two goals up and two goals should be enough for us to win the game.

“So it was important we didn’t go gung ho, we kept our shape and got back to doing the basics. I thought we did that well in the end.

“Obviously we would like to not to have made things so nervous for our manager, for our fans or ourselves but a win is a win."

Ahead of this Saturday's Madejski Stadium showdown with promotion rivals Derby County, Gorkss believes Royals have shown their capabilities of getting out of this division.

“To get promoted you need to be able to do the ugly things and also play good football and dominate teams," he added.

"And during the game at Leeds, we proved we could do both of those things."

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