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Bacuna: "The finishing touch will make us really hard to play against"

Midfielder says Madejski fortress will be a big factor in success

22 September 2017

Leandro Bacuna hopes to continue the 'fortress' status at Madejski Stadium for the season ahead, with Hull City the visitors on Saturday.

The midfielder said that the Madejski was always a tough place to come as an opponent, but he aims to maintain that hostility as a Royal this season.

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With an evenly-balanced game going against the Royals against Swansea City on Tuesday night, Bacuna says that Hull present their own challenges in front of goal.

On the challenge of playing against the Royals, he said: “It’s a really hard place to come here and now I’m here I feel the same thing. I think we dominate and we’re creative, it’s just the finishing touch.

"If we get that finishing touch going I think we’re going to be really hard to play against.

“They have a really good team. They were struggling a bit at the beginning of the season but I think they’ve got things right now.

“It’s just going to be a hard game, if we keep doing what we’ve been doing then I’m really confident that we can get three points.”

With the Tigers visiting on Saturday, Bacuna hopes that Reading fans will turn out in numbers with another three points on the line in the Championship.

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He hopes to repay the support of the fans with another good performance at the weekend, with the Championship season now starting to settle into its rhythm.

Following a loss against Swansea City in midweek, Bacuna says that with hindsight there are reasons to be positive heading into the weekend's game. 

“I think if you look back at it, we’ve done a good job and we were just unfortunate.

“The fans supported us throughout the whole game, they saw that we had a bigger hand in the game but we couldn’t finish it off.

“Saturday they will be there again, we have to go again and put a good performance in again, and start to get up.

“Last year Reading had a good home record so we’ll start getting that back."

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