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Stam: Royals looking forward to ‘difficult game’ at Griffin Park

27 September 2016

The gaffer previews Tuesday evening's tough away trip to West London...

Royals boss Jaap Stam says his team are ready for this evening’s quick turnaround against Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship, as Reading look to be the first away side to win at Griffin Park in more than six months.
After Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield, Tuesday’s game has come around quickly, but the gaffer says getting minutes on the pitch is something team relishes. 

“It will be a difficult game over there at Griffin Park, we’re looking forward to it,” said the manager. “It’s a quick turnaround from Saturday but playing games is always nicer than being on the training pitch and everybody is excited about the next game. Hopefully we can get some points as well in this next fixture.”

The Royals are now eight games unbeaten in all competitions having won six out of the last seven, but Jaap is not getting carried away with the recent run of good form and says the management and the players are fully focussed on each game as it comes.

“Everybody is very happy with the results at the moment but we are just looking at it game by game,” insisted Stam. “We are not looking at the run we’ve had, we are just focussed on not losing games. Every game we play we want to get points and we want to get a win if it’s possible.

“The opponents will be looking to do a similar thing,” he continued. “They will be looking to stop us playing and to make it difficult for us. If you win games there is a lot of confidence, but we know that we still need to improve and we need to do better if we want to control games against good teams.

“We’ve looked at some clips of the Huddersfield game and about what we can do better. I think that is a good thing because we want to improve ourselves every time, as players but also as a team and we’ve got some points that we can work on.”

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