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Gunter hopes for big turnout in Swans clash

Defender wants fans to give extra boost against Premier League side

18 September 2017

Royals defender Chris Gunter has issued a rallying call for Reading fans to come out in numbers as Swansea City are welcomed to Madejski Stadium in midweek.

A sold out away following cheered the Royals on at Brentford at the weekend, creating a great atmosphere at Griffin Park and Gunter wants more of the same back at home.

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Ticket prices begin at just £10 for adults for the Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday night, and Gunter says he hopes that it can turn into a good occasion for the fans with victory against Premier League opposition.

He said: "We've always said we need the fans. We realise that especially around this time of year with school holidays that it's an expensive time of the year, but we'd obviously like as many fans as possible.

"Our last home game (against Bristol City) didn't go to plan but overall, at home I don't think we've let them down too much over the past 12 months or so.

"Hopefully they can come and support us, and then it can be a good night for the team and the fans." 

Around 1,650 Royals fans made the trip to Brentford on Saturday, selling out the away end!

Swansea have won just once in their first five matches in the Premier League this season, but with a busy summer transfer window at the Liberty Stadium, Gunter still expects the Swans to carry a big threat at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.

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"It'll be a good test for us, probably a team that play slightly similar to ourselves and over the last couple of years they've done really well in the league above," Gunter added.

"For the team that goes out on Tuesday night, it'll be a great chance to test ourselves and ultimately we want to win the game at home and put ourselves through to the next round.

"It will be tough but I think it's a real good game for us, it's a good chance to see where we are in terms of playing our football against a team from the league above."

Kick-off at Madejski Stadium is at 8pm on Tuesday night, with the winners advancing to the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.


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