Slade & Morrison on meeting the RoyalsBoth Cardiff City manager Russell Slade and former Royal Sean Morrison have been speaking to the Bluebirds' official site in the run up to tonight's clash. Here's what they have to say.
“Reading are a team that like to go forward, for sure, they commit men forward, play with a nice intensity and like to score goals. Their form away from home, again, doesn’t marry up to their form at home, but there are goals in the side, with Glenn Murray and Simon Cox, so they have some big threats. Oliver Norwood is decent on the ball in midfield, and they get forward and try to overload you in the full-back area. It’ll be a different game, a different obstacle, and a different challenge to overcome again. It’s at home, and we’ve had some good performances at home in recent weeks, and I’d like to continue in that manner.
Nigel Adkins is a very talented manager. He was very successful with Southampton, and before that he took Scunthorpe into the Championship."
“Nigel Adkins is a great manager, and they’ve got a fantastic team, just they’ve gone through a bad stage. They started the season fairly well, but then had a run of eight or nine games where they only won one. I’m sure they’ll come back from that though. Obviously Reading are my old club but it’s just another game. For me, when I came here, it was about getting Cardiff City promoted; it’s not about getting one over on my old team. It’s another game at the end of the day, and getting three points is all that matters. It’s nothing new to me – I’ve played against my former teams before – but it’ll be nice to play against my former teammates."