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Harriott hopes to continue winning ways against Cottagers

30 December 2016

Callum Harriott says Royals are targeting another solid performance against Fulham...

Royals winger Callum Harriott is hoping for another strong performance from Reading when they face Fulham under the floodlights this evening at Madejski Stadium.
The forward says the solid defensive display from the Reading back line was reflected throughout the team against a good Norwich side on Monday, and is something Harriott hopes the Royals will build on against the Cottagers. 

“We’ve been working hard and are looking forward to the Fulham game,” said Harriott.

“Our defence against Norwich was very good, Liam Moore and Paul McShane were very solid at the back and when you have that is spreads through the team and goes all the way through to the front.”

The 22-year-old came off the bench on Boxing Day to slam home a stunning third goal for the Royals, all but sealing the points for Jaap Stam’s side.

Despite being keen to earn a starting place for the Royals, Harriott realises the importance of the role he played coming on as a substitute for the team in helping secure the win.

“All I can do is continue to train hard,” said the winger. “Hopefully when I get the opportunity to start I can keep my place, but that is the good thing and one of the strengths of the team we’ve got.

“We’ve got a lot of competition because we’ve got a lot of good players which is a good thing.

“It’s important that when you’re not starting you need to stay ready because situations like Norwich can happen,” he continued. “When you're 2-1 up but under pressure and you need to go on and do the job for the team.

“It was important for me that I scored so that was good. Norwich were a good side and put up a good fight, it’s good to come on whilst we were under the cosh and get that goal, so we’re looking forward to Fulham now to try and continue what we’ve been doing.”

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