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Danny wants Royals to rediscover ruthless streak

29 November 2015

Midfielder gives match reaction following defeat to Forest

Reading midfielder Danny Williams is hopeful that Reading can rediscover the clinical form which took the team to the upper echelons of the Championship table in the early months of the season.

The Royals led Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, thanks to Matej Vydra’s second goal for the club, but the hosts turned the game on its head to deny Reading back-to-back victories.

He insists that it is only hard work and grit on the training ground and on the pitch that will allow Reading to tap into that vein of form again – starting with the meeting against QPR at Madejski Stadium on Thursday.

“It’s not a good feeling to lose, especially how we lost today,” said Danny.  “Hopefully on Thursday we can try to turn things around again – it is important to win to stay in touch with the top six.  We have to work hard this week in training.

“Every team in this division goes through a tough period.  We went through a nearly-perfect period at the beginning of the season – now it’s tough, but it’s how we deal with it.  It is exciting for me to see if the team deals with it and if we respond well.

“We just have to try and turn things around and work hard on the training pitch.  I don’t want to stand here every week and say ‘we’re going to turn things around’ – we have to do it.  It’s important that we have to win.  I don’t care how we play, I want to win.  We have to get into that mentality.

“The season is still long and there are so many games – there is nothing to panic or worry about.  But you feel better if you’re in the play-offs or the top two, because then teams have to chase you.  At the moment we are the chasing team.  We’re only one point off the play-offs – but I would like to be in there and it’s about time that we turned things around.

“We can’t let our heads get down or feel sorry for ourselves.  In the Championship, it’s so fast – another game is always around the corner.  There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves – we have to analyse what went wrong and we’ll look forward to an important home game.”

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