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Stam: ‘We will go there with a good feeling’

12 December 2016

The gaffer looks ahead ot Tuesday's clash at Elland Road.

Royals boss Jaap Stam says the team will be leaving nothing to chance in preparation for their clash with Leeds on Tuesday evening, with the manager saying the team will be training hard in the build up to the contest.

Leeds currently sit sixth placed in the Sky Bet Championship, five points behind the third placed Royals, and Jaap is expecting a difficult match-up against Garry Monk’s men come mid-week.

“We will be working hard in our training sessions to make sure we are prepared for Leeds,” said Stam. “They are a quality team.

“Physically they are a strong side and I’ve seen them play a lot of games this season so I know a bit about their quality and what they can do.”

The gaffer knows Elland Road can be a hard place for any away side to go, but is confident his side can go and give a good account of themselves in front of a vocal Yorkshire crowd.

“Over there at Elland Road it will be a big crowd, there will be lots of pressure on them as well because they need to win their games as well as us,” said the manager.

“It will be very interesting to see how the game will end up. We will go over there with a good feeling after our win over Sheffield Wednesday, we want to go and get a result over there.”

After Saturday’s win Stam was happy with the character his side showed, bouncing back from the heavy defeat at Fulham to take all three points against a fellow top six hopeful in Sheffield Wednesday.

“We were happy with the win against Wednesday we wanted to have a response from the team especially after the result against Fulham.” reflected the manager.

“It was especially pleasing to beat a side like Wednesday, they wanted to make it very difficult for us at home and wanted to get a result because they want to be in the top six at the end of the season.

“We want to stay up there as well,” he continued. “We needed to perform and we eventually took our chances in the second half.”

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