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McDermott looking for solid display against Addicks

26 February 2016

Reading manager wants to take home form on the road

Royals’ boss Brian McDermott is looking for his side to put on a solid display when they visit Charlton on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the Addicks' lowly position in the table, McDermott is expecting a tough test at The Valley, with the Reading manager stressing there are no easy games Championship... the Addicks have proven as much by beating some of the league's bit hitters already this season.

“In previous years The Valley has always been a difficult place to go to; obviously they’re having struggles at the moment, but any game in the Championship is going to tough and we know that,” said McDermott.

“We all know what the Championship is like, on any given day anything can happen. Look at some of the results they have had this season beating the likes of Hull, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham, but we're looking to go away from home and put on a solid performance like we have done at home.”

After back to back wins in the league and cup, the Reading manager revealed there is a positive atmosphere around Madejski Stadium and the training ground - an atmosphere that he wants to harness heading into Saturday’s game. 

The recent run of results at home is a platform McDermott is looking to build on by taking Reading’s home form on the road, and the manager believes the trip to Charlton presents just that opportunity.

“The last results have helped the confidence of the squad and the mood and everything around the place," he continued.

"We wanted to try and get some momentum and get some clean sheets which we’re doing, and we’re enjoying what we’re doing because that’s really important as well.

“It’s been great being at home over the last few weeks, we’re looking forward now to our meeting with Charlton. It’s all about what we’re trying to build. 

“Getting to the quarter-final of the FA Cup gives us something to really look forward to. We’ve still got a lot a lot of league games to play and a lot of points to play for, off the back of a good result against Rotherham we want to build on the result.”

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