Back on home turf this weekend, the Royals will be aiming to put a bit of daylight between themselves and the drop-zone when Preston North End visit.
And for manager Paul Clement, these are the games which are particularly important. On our own patch, he hopes for an atmosphere which replicates the QPR meeting last weekend... and a result to match!
“We move forward quickly – we’ll recover from Aston Villa and move on to Preston,” Clement said. “We want to play well, get the fans behind us again and get the right result.
“The home games are massive. You have the advantage of your fans getting right behind you, and it’s familiar territory for the players. So we need to take advantage of that.
“The next game comes around very fast. It’s a winnable game for us.
“My confidence hasn’t been damaged, and I’ll make sure that transmits to the players. The players have got to focus on the right performance on Saturday now.
“I really hope that the fans turn up again in numbers and get behind the team, because they really helped in the last game against QPR. We’ll need that help again on Saturday.”
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