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Quinn wants to channel confidence into Championship

22 February 2016

Royals midfielder wants to build on cup form against Rotherham

Ahead of tomorrow evening’s meeting with Rotherham at Madejski Stadium, Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn feels the Royals have a good opportunity to build on an impressive win in the FA Cup.

The Republic of Ireland international says there is a lot of confidence in the camp following the Royals’ 3-1 win over West Brom and thinks it is something the team can channel into their Championship campaign.

“We will be going into Tuesday’s game with a lot of confidence, but we need to show the same level of intensity and build on it,” said Quinn. “We have demonstrated that in the last few weeks and we’ve had a couple of good draws. The shape is looking good, we’re looking strong and more importantly we’re working together as a team.

“We need to bring our cup form into the league and start climbing the table. After a lot of changes on and off the pitch, we have steadied the ship and want to go on a run in the league.”

Quinn praised the atmosphere at Madejski Stadium when the Baggies visited and underlined how the fans energised the team to go on a claim a famous result, with the squad showing what they were capable of against a Premier League opponent. 
“The way we’re playing and feeling; we’re starting to build something and it’s coming along nicely," he continued.  "It was great to hear the fans backing us on Saturday, every tackle, every cross, every shot, they were right behind us, the whole place was bouncing.

“We beat a Premier League team and we bossed the game. I think we looked more like the Premier League side. We need to start winning games in the Championship now and start climbing up the table. We need to show the quality we did on Saturday when we play Rotherham and continue it going forward in the Championship.

“I think we showed both sides of our game on Saturday, we passed the ball well and we battled. We came out on top and I think we thoroughly deserved to win the game, which is something we’re looking to replicate at home on Tuesday.”

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