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Harriott: Intensity is key for Royals

3 November 2016

Callum Harriott says squad have sights set on three league wins in a row against Wigan.

Royals wide man Callum Harriott is hoping Reading can build on the last two wins in the Championship with another positive result this weekend at Wigan Athletic.

With the Royals sitting fifth in the Championship table after 15 games Harriott believes it is important to maintain good momentum to stay in and around the top six mix.

“I think building the winning momentum starts on the training pitch,” said Harriott. “Giving it your all day to day and learning. I think we’ve all been doing that well so far this season, we want to bring that into Saturday’s game and get another three points.

“The style of play we’ve got at the moment is good and the intensity we have is very good as well. I think we need to keep that up day to day, we know if we take that tempo into a game and really move the ball about we’ll be a good threat.”

Having only appointed new manager Warren Joyce on Wednesday evening, the Latics will be looking to get off to a good start under their new boss.

Harriott insists the Royals will not be distracted by their opponent’s managerial change and the struggles they have endured so far this season, saying the squad are fully focused on heading to Lancashire to play their game and try to take maximum points.

“Regarding their managerial situation, that’s their situation,” said the wide-man. “It’s important that we go down there and do the job that we’ve set out to do which is to get the three points.

“We’ll be looking to improve again and play a bit better than we did against Forest. We’ve been training hard and correcting mistakes that we’ve made because we could’ve been better against Forest, but it was a good result last weekend so now we’re looking forward to Wigan.

“We’ve got good wingers,” Harriott continued. “Garath McCleary and Roy Beerens are both a bit older, but I’m raring to go and I’m going to keep working hard to try and get my spot and keep it.

“We’ve got some great players here and I think it’s important to have competition it really makes you keep working hard.” 

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