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Edwards: "We need our revenge"

Midfielder out to avenge festive defeat by Brewers

29 January 2018

Dave Edwards has set out his stall for what he hopes will be a victory at Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Royals face Burton Albion.

Following defeat in the FA Cup on Friday night, Edwards is confident that one win could lead to a strong run as the Royals aim to climb the Championship table.

Burton sit bottom of the pile as it stands, but victory could drag them out of the bottom three on Tuesday night.

The Brewers won the reverse in December, something which Edwards and his team-mates are keen to put right.

He said: “One result can lead into some positive ones, so they’ll be up for it because they’re in a tough position themselves, after a big loss against Fulham.

“We know they’re going to have a reaction and Burton is always a tough place to go. First and foremost we need to match them on everything, work-rate, passion, heart and once we do that, we know we’ve got players that will be able to hurt teams.

“We’ve got to do it in both boxes, which we didn’t do against Sheffield Wednesday. I’m hoping we can go there in reasonably good spirit, obviously we’re not in that good a place with results, but we need to go there and show some real passion and pride so we can get a result for us and the fans.”

With a loss in the reverse fixture to a freak goal by the Brewers late on at Madejski Stadium, Edwards has made his intentions clear for our visit to Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night.

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“We need to go and get our revenge, for large parts of the first game we were in control. They nicked goals from our own doing and we need to put that right.

“We’re desperate to get the result and we know the one result can really kick us on, it has to come sooner rather than later.

“The longer this feeling lingers, the harder it is to get rid of. Once you get on a winning run, you feel like you can win every game!

“Likewise once you’re losing, you can start to wonder where the wins are going to come from, it’s a huge game for us and we really need to show some fight and desire, and hopefully our football will come through.”

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