Defender on Bolton tripMichael Hector is not intimidated by the Championship fixture pile up, and has paid tribute to fans making the long trip to Bolton on Tuesday evening.
Though some have predicted that tired legs could take a toll on the Royals after a run of midweek games, the defender was quick to acknowledge the commitment of supporters over the same period.
“It’s the life of a Championship footballer. There are games all over the place and they come thick and fast. But we must remember the fans have made the journeys too so we need to reward them,” said Hector.
“When the fans are on our side it makes the players want to run through brick walls. All the players want to do is play. We would all prefer to play Saturday-Tuesday on a regular basis than to train, ; it’s good to play games. We take every game seriously and we’ve got to go to Bolton and try to get a result.”
Despite a tough afternoon against Nottingham Forest, the Royals Academy product believes that the squad will have no trouble in bouncing back under Steve Clarke.
“We are down a bit now but the gaffer is good at picking us up and giving us confidence. I feel that if we can get a good result Tuesday then we’ll be back on our feet again. We need to step up and be counted, look ourselves in the mirror and say that we can do better.”
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