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Van den Berg: "We can't stick in negativity, we have to move forward"

Joey hopes for three more points heading into international break

29 September 2017

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Joey van den Berg has called upon Reading fans to rally behind the team as the squad take on Norwich City in the final game before the international break this weekend.

The Canaries come to Madejski Stadium in fine fettle, having gone 468 Championship minutes without conceding, as well as having gone unbeaten throughout September.


“There’s no reason we shouldn’t fly into the game full of confidence!”

29 September 2017

Following a 2-1 defeat against Millwall on Tuesday night after two late goals at The Den, Van den Berg is hoping the Royals' supporters will come out in numbers on Saturday evening, with kick-off at 5.30pm.

"There’s always loads of people coming to support us, now even when it’s a bit harder this season, we still need the supporters.

"They can trust that we give everything so that’s not something they have to fear."

"If they keep supporting us, it will pay off in the end."

"It’s not the start we wanted, that’s clear to everybody and we’re all very disappointed with it but we can’t stick in negativity, we have to look forward and keep our confidence."


Joey "really pleased" to extend Royals stay!

28 September 2017

With the visit of the Canaries on Saturday evening, the versatile midfielder hopes to go into the upcoming international break with a three-point haul against one of the form sides of the division so far this season.

"Every game you want to win but especially after a very disappointing result you want revenge," he added. "You can say whatever you want but if there’s a win then everybody’s happy, so it comes down to the result.

"That will be very important, especially for us and what we’re doing with the team, what we want to achieve. You can say whatever you want but a win makes all the difference in football and we’re going to go for it.

"The dice isn’t rolling our way at the moment but I’m very confident it will come and I hope everybody is confident, I know we can do it and we're all pushing for it."

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