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"The team is most important"

6 March 2014

Drenthe on giving everything

Royston Drenthe says the most important thing to him is the team, and says when his chance in the side comes he will be taking it with both hands.

The Dutchman paid full respect to the players that have been in the side recently, and reflected on what was a frustrating afternoon against Yeovil last Saturday.

"It's always frustrating not to win," he said. "I think everybody did a good job, all our players on the pitch. I think when you come to our stadium, it's always difficult so I think Yeovil did really well.

"Everyone knows what I'm capable of, and every time I'm on the pitch I just want to help my team. That's the most important thing to me.

"I just want to help win points for my team. If I do a good thing for the team, then I am pleased. I've not been playing at the moment but I respectful to my team because the players in the team are doing well. They have taken their chances, but when my chance comes I will take it."

Drenthe says concentration is key ahead of a tough run of fixtures for the Royals, with Brighton and Leeds United away before a home match with fellow promotion rivals Derby County at Madejski Stadium.

"The Championship is a really hard league - it doesn't matter if it's Yeovil, QPR or Leicester," he added. "In every game you have to concentrate 100% - let's say even 150% to win the game.

"Hopefully next week we can get three points. It's going to be a tough week for us as we have two away games then a home game with Derby.

"I've played for nine years now so I know how it is. I know what it's like to play in an important game. We go away to Brighton, we know they're doing well at the moment but we are Reading and we want to win every game as well."


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