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Kermorgant calls for ruthlessness from Royals

22 April 2016

Reading forward wants to turn peformances into results...

Reading striker Yann Kermorgant wants the Royals to get the finer details of their game right in the closing weeks of the season, as the team look to turn around their recent run of results with a win at QPR on Saturday.

Kermorgant feels that despite positive performances in the last fortnight, the Royals have not been picking up the results they have deserved because some of the smaller details in their game need correcting.

“We’ve talked in the dressing room that it is all about detail,” revealed the forward. “At the moment some the small details in our game are not right because results are going the wrong way.

“In the last few games we could have taken three points and we’ve come away with defeats, which has been really annoying because we have ambition and want to finish higher in the table so we want to win games.”

The Frenchman feels the key to picking up some points between now and the end of the season is through the side being more cold-blooded both in attack and defence, and if the team can cut out the mistakes, they will be able to build some positive momentum going into next season’s campaign.

Yann missed trips to Middlesbrough and Leeds while he welcomed a new member to the family; his returning game against Hull followed a similar path though, as Reading weren't quite able to show enough stubbornness at the back or be as unforgiving in front of goal.  However one positive Kermorgant took from the defeat was the chance to play some more minutes alongside fellow January signing Deniss Rakels in the second half.
“Every time we have made a mistake in the in the past couple of weeks we’ve been punished,” Kermorgant reflected.

“We need to be more ruthless in both attack and defence, when we are in control of the game we need to go on and get the points which is very important at this level.”

“We are creating chances and we need to start taking them. A good example of that was on Tuesday evening against Hull. We had opportunities to go further ahead and we didn’t take them.

“It was good to play alongside Deniss [Rakels]”, continued the Frenchman. “He looks very lively and is able to read my flicks-on as happened on Tuesday when we should have had the penalty. We’re working for next season now, we want to finish the best position so we can and build into a good pre-season.

“We have three games left and we really want to finish as strongly as we can, because the last few games haven’t been good enough in terms of results. We want to turn it around and get a win on Saturday.

“There is no sign of resignation in our squad, we are trying the best we can to get results and that will be the same on Saturday, we will go to Loftus Road and do everything we can to win the game.”

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