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Ulderink says Royals are prepared for tight contest

20 October 2016

Assistant manager looks ahead to Saturday's clash with Rotherham.

Royals assistant manager Andries Ulderink wants the Royals to get back to winning ways on Saturday against the Millers in Yorkshire, but believes it is important Reading do not underestimate their opposition.

Despite Rotherham’s lowly league position Ulderink knows the competitive nature of the Championship and believes recent results for the home side underline’s this point.

When you look at their results, they have all been very tight, said Ulderink. “Against Birmingham they got back to 3-2, and they conceded a late one when they were hunting to make it 3-3.

“The game will be very tight again, and it will be very tough again.  You have 46 games and they are all very tough. We’re not in a position to think that we’re automatically going to win the game in Rotherham – or any game.” 

Following Villa’s late winner on Tuesday, Ulderink says there is a real desire within the squad to go and take three points up North and implement their style of play on the game in the same way the team did away at QPR. 
 
“We will go there for the win, of course,” said Andries. “That’s what we did against QPR – we dominated that game and created a lot of chances in the second half over there, and we want to do the same in Rotherham.

“Whether we’re away or at home, we want to play our own game and win those games.  It has been a little while since we’ve won a game so it’ll be time again on Saturday.”


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