Liam Moore previews clash against former rivals Forest...Royals defender Liam Moore is looking forward to a return to league action at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon when Reading face Nottingham Forest aiming to make it back-to-back wins in the Championship.
Moore has fond memories of playing against Forest from his days at Leicester with a feisty rivalry existing between the two east midland clubs. The 23-year-old is determined to get a win against the Foxes’ rivals to help push Reading forward in the league standings.
“Forest is going to be a tough game,” admitted the defender. “It’s a great opportunity to kick on again and get further up the table. We’ve already had a brief look at Forest, we’re going to be looking at weaknesses and potentially how we can cause them problems.”
“Back when I was at Leicester the derby games with Forest were always good and well contested and they were always enjoyable games to play in,” he continued. “It would be nice to win, but I go into every game wanting to get three points and really help move us up the table because I think we deserve to be a bit higher.”
Reading’s home form this season has been strong with only one defeat at Madejski Stadium so far in this campaign, in the last home league outing to Aston Villa. Moore says the team are focussed on starting another home run this weekend, and want to continue to make Madejski Stadium a difficult place for away teams to come.
“The Villa result at home was really disappointing we wanted to keep the home run going,” said Moore. “You can’t take it away from us the run we had at the beginning of the season. We want to look to start that again now, starting on Saturday and if we can get a win then that’s really going to help us in the table.
“The Championship’s our bread and butter but it was a nice tie the other night at Arsenal and a good experience for some of the young lads. We got a lot of positives out of the game and also a lot to reflect on, how we can improve and strive to be at that level.”