Manager expecting tough Terriers test
Royals manager Steve Clarke knows that Reading will have to earn anything they get against Huddersfield, who visit Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Terriers, who have just a single away win from seven attempts this season, fell to a 2-1 defeat in Burnley at the weekend. However he recognises that that will only make them more dogged and determined to take a result from their trip to Berkshire.
“It’s another Championship game so we don’t take anything for granted,” explained the Royals boss. “We know Huddersfield will come in off the back of a defeat [at Burnley] so they’ll be determined to get something out of the game.
“For us, it’s to try and find the level of performance that will get us the three points.
“We’ll dust down and have a look to see who’s fit and who’s fresh. I’ve got one or two fresh players in the squad who are itching to start, so there’s a lot for me to ponder and think about.”
We welcomed our largest turnout of home supporters in the Championship so far this season against Brighton, and ahead of another Madejski Stadium game in quick succession, the manager praised the role that the fans played in claiming a result against the Seagulls.
“I was here for the second half of last season when the atmosphere wasn’t good and there was a negativity about the place,” continued manager. “Brighton brought a good following but our fans responded.
“They were loud, they got behind the team, and when we needed them in the second half they got right behind us.”
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