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Blackett: “The challenge will be there, we’ve got to stand up to it”

2 March 2017

Tyler Blackett preivews the Royals' clash with Wolves

Full-back Tyler Blackett say the Reading squad are fully focussed on taking all three points when the Royals return home on Saturday to face Wolves at Madejski Stadium.

Wanderers have been struggling for form of late in the league, but Blackett knows their opposition cannot be taken for granted, and says the Reading team are wary of the qualities Wolves possess.

“We’ve been enjoying a good this season at home and we’re looking to continue that this weekend,” said Blackett. “We have to make sure we focus on the job at hand.”

“On any given day in the Championship any team can put in a performance, even if they haven’t done that in previous games. We’ve just got to be ready for it. We’ve got to get our three points this weekend, the challenge will be there and we’ve got to stand up to it.

“The staff and the players are very clear on what they want to do,” continued the defender. “We know how we want to play and what we want to achieve, so everyone knows what we are aiming for and we’ve just got to continue that focus.”

After a couple of tricky results last week away to high-flying Brighton and Huddersfield, Blackett says the team will not let their heads drop and will be determined to garner three points from their meeting with Wolves.

The former Manchester United man is hoping for a good atmosphere at Madejski Stadium after two away trips. The full-back believes that with the fans fully and vocally behind the team, it could really make the difference as Reading look to bounce back with a win. 

“We’re all trying to get as high in the table as we can now,” said Blackett. “Obviously we’ve not had the best results over the last two games, but we’re all trying and we’re all doing our best in each and every game.

“The more fans we can get at home the better, obviously we want to do our job on the pitch but hopefully the fans in the stands can help us with their voices to get behind us.

“We can’t be too downhearted about the last two defeats,” he continued. “We pick ourselves up and we go again. We’ve got a good squad and we’re all close, so that’s the kind of thing that has helped us throughout the season a means we will continue to be up there.

“We’ve got to carry on what we’ve been doing all season and not get too focussed on looking too far ahead. We take each game as it comes and hopefully this weekend we’ll be back to winning ways.”

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