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Hal hoping for Royals response in Hull

13 December 2015

Forward looks ahead to KC Stadium trip

Reading forward Hal Robson-Kanu is keen for the Royals to bounce back on Wednesday night against Hull after a narrow defeat away to Preston on Saturday.

The Royals were edged out by a second-half penalty at Deepdale, as Joe Garner grabbed the game’s only goal, but Hal insists the hard work will continue in the Reading camp ahead of the midweek trip to KC Stadium.

“It’s going to be another tough game going away on Wednesday, but as a group of players we’re together and going to be working hard to try and change this form round,” he explained.

“We’re going to go there when they are on a good run of form in the league and flying high – so we’re going there with a real desire to win points and we will work hard for it.”

Robson-Kanu, who made his first start since returning from injury at the weekend at Deepdale, was glad to be back on the pitch after a frustrating spell out.  His last inclusion in the starting XI came against Middlesbrough, when a 2-0 home win had but the Royals into second in the table.

Since then the team haven’t been richly rewarded for their efforts, but the Welsh international says the group are fully focused on turning the run of difficult results around and he hopes he can play his part in that too.

“It’s always nice to be playing football,” said Hal of his return to action, “but coming back to see where we are now is disappointing.  But as a group we want to turn this around.

“It was hard work coming back – it was like a mini pre-season over the last few weeks, but it’s good to be back playing and I feel good physically.

“There’s been a change at the club so we’re anticipating a new manager coming, in but as players we’re working hard to turn things around and kick on from there.  We’re professionals and we’ve got to work hard and put ourselves back to where we want to be.”

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