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Yann: "We just kept going and believing we could do something.”

3 January 2017

Royals striker looks back on his brace and a dramatic win against the Robins...

Royals striker Yann Kermorgant was delighted with dramatic late comeback at Ashton Gate, after the forward netted both the equaliser and then the winner in the 93rd minute to hand Reading all three points against the Robins.

Yann insisted the fact the team stuck to the plan was key in grinding out the impressive result, and says the spirit and character within the squad gave them the belief to keep pushing for the win.

“We know how to play,” said the Frenchman. “We’ve got a plan and we have got to stick to it even if it didn’t work out in the first half.

“Towards the end of the second half they started to drop and it gave us a bit more time with the ball. We managed the game and when we got the first goal we just kept going and kept believing we could do something.”

“Sometimes a point is better than nothing especially after being 2-0 down, but we did really well to push for the win.”

The Reading attacker was also full of praise for academy graduate Liam Kelly who came off the bench midway through the second period to have a big impact on the game.

The midfielder slotted home his first goal for the Royals before setting up Kermorgant for the equaliser as Reading turned the game on its head.

“Liam Kelly has done well in the last few games,” said Yann. “I told him when he came on he should show the gaffer why he should be playing and to show when you are on the bench you can make an impact when you come on.”

“We played against a team that are struggling but it shows that there are no easy wins in this league so it was great to get the three points.

“We got a win, we were 2-0 down after not the best start,” he continued. “We still managed to get the result so it’s really good for the confidence, we want to keep going now.”


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