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Moore aims for successful season with Royals after recent team form

Defender hopes to build on good run

3 December 2017

Liam Moore says the Royals are still very much aiming high this season, following another strong showing on Saturday afternoon.

The 3-1 victory at Sunderland follows another three goals scored in midweek against Barnsley.

With the half-way mark in the season fast approaching, Moore gave his assessment of the campaign so far, and he believes there's more to come from the Royals.

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He said: “We’ve been average, in terms of position in the league but from performances and lessons learned from last season, they’ve been a positive.

“We’re a bit harder to beat. Last season, when we were losing games we were losing by three or four but I think we pose more of a threat now with the attacking players we’ve got.

“We’re slowly but surely beginning to gather a bit of pace. We’re not getting ahead of ourselves but in the dressing room we believe we can do something this season and we want to kick on."

Moore was effusive in his praise of his team-mates all over the pitch on Saturday afternoon, believing the Royals attacked with purpose and helped quieten the 'optimistic' home crowd.

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“The performance was pretty good. Our gameplan worked, we knew they were probably going to sit off us, we had to stay patient.

“We did that, when we did get forward into midfield and wide areas I thought the lads were brilliant in terms of creating chances and scoring goals.

“There was a bit of optimism around their stadium, we could feel that. It was about sticking to the gameplan and being patient, moving the ball and waiting for them to come out of the trap.

“I thought the wingers, midfielders and Yann did that very well up front and we got up there, created chances and scored goals.

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“I felt like we were starting to get in a rhythm anyway, but obviously when they had a man sent off it helps in one sense, but in another sense it’s difficult because all their players will drop off.

“I think at that point they’d probably have settled for a draw but I think our boys reacted to it well. We didn’t rush anything, we knew we were going to have to take our time to do it but we scored goals and I think the boys can be pleased."

The Royals now have time for some respite before they're back in action, as they take on Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium on Monday December 11th.


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