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Moore: “We’re in a good place right now”

5 April 2017

Liam Moore talks over the Royals' second home win in four days...

Reading defender Liam Moore praised the Royals patience after Tuesday evening’s 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Madejski Stadium. The win makes it three wins on the bounce for the Royals, who also made it back to back wins at home in four days.

Despite being disappointed with conceding a goal, Moore was happy with the overall performance from the Royals and believes the team showed character to hit back straight away after being pegged back to 2-1.

“I thought in the first-half we were good in patches,” said Moore. “We needed to make sure we didn’t go into that sloppy stage. It was very disappointing to concede, but the reaction was very good and we’re in a good place right now.

“Respect to Blackburn but we knew what they were going to do. They wanted to hit us on the break like a lot of teams try to do here. The Madejski is becoming a bit of a fortress for us now. We had to stay patient and the fans stayed with us.

“There were a lot of passes around the back,” continued the defender. “That is all part of the game plan. We wait for openings and when they come we get it wide. Yann has popped up again with two great goals.”

Moore was full of praise for Royals striker Yann Kermorgant who netted twice in the win over Rovers. The defender believes Kermorgant’s finishing ability in front of goal has merited more, and is therefore not surprised at the rich vein of form the Frenchman currently finds himself in.

“I said the other day he should have more goals because his finishing is so good,” said Moore “That takes him up to 13 now and if he can score a couple more it’s a very successful season. 15-20 goals a season as a striker is fantastic.

“We knew this last little block of games was very important. Macca’s (Paul McShane) got a saying about it being the last furlong and he’s right, it’s an important run-in. We’re working really hard on the training pitch and we know if we put a little run together we’ll cement our place in the play-offs.”



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