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John hoping Royals can show their strengths

4 November 2015

Forward reflects on draw with Terriers

Reading forward Ola John was pleased to net his first goal for the Royals, but would have traded it in for the three points against Huddersfield on Tuesday evening.

Reading came from behind twice to earn a point at Madejski Stadium and John feels the Royals will have to exercise physical and mental fortutide in order to take maximum points from games in the coming weeks.

“We wanted to win, especially at home because we are looking to push for promotion,” reflected John.

“We made a couple of silly mistakes that affected our football, we have to be strong physically and mentally and try not to concede these type of goals. The positive is we came back well and were looking to score a third but couldn’t quite do it.”

Despite scoring his first goal in blue and white hoops, John was not getting carried away and was more focused on trying to get the victory.

“It’s always nice to score a goal but if you score you always want the three points as well, so I wasn’t too happy because I was concentrated on running back and trying to push for the third goal,” said the forward.

“We have to get the team together now and try to be strong because the last few games we haven’t played that well. We go to Cardiff looking for the three points because pushing for promotion we want to get the points in games like this.”

Despite a run of winless results over the past fortnight, the 23-year-old feels the Royals are on the verge of returning to the kind of form that took them into them into the play-off positions earlier in the season, with the team looking at previous away performances for inspiration as they approach a difficult visit to Cardiff on Saturday.

He continued: “We have a good feeling in the dressing room, you look through our squad we have great players, technical players, fast players, so we are confident because we have a great team we just have to show it in every game.

“The fans have been magnificent, but we know we can get results away from home; we’ve done it before like at Burnley and Brentford.  We know we can do; it we just have to make sure we perform like we can.”

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