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"If we get the result, it'll stand us in good stead"

David Meyler on Blackburn challenge

22 August 2018

David Meyler says he hopes a win against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday evening will kick-start the Royals' Championship campaign.

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22 August 2018

Despite encouraging performances, Reading are yet to register a point this season - something which Meyler says the Royals will be doing everything in their power to change at Ewood Park.

"It's the beauty of the Championship in that you can get some momentum," he explained.

"We're in the bad stage of losing three games in a row, but if we can start against Blackburn - which we have to now - it's getting to the stage now where teams can start pulling away from you a little bit.

"If we can get the result against Blackburn, then I believe it will stand us in good stead. If we get that, we'll kick on.

"Every game in the Championship is very difficult. In the first game playing against Derby, they liked to play with a lot of the ball, Nottingham Forest were probably a mixture of playing and going long, and Bolton played it long, tried to pick up second balls and played on the counter-attack.

"Blackburn will probably be a mix. They won't be afraid to go long but they'll get it down and play, so we've got to be prepared for the test - which we will be.

"The manager will get us focussed on that, so we'll be ready."

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