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Jaap previews ‘an important game’ for both sides against Leeds

Manager on this weekend’s meeting with the Whites

8 March 2018

Back at it at Madejski Stadium this weekend against Leeds United… and Reading boss Jaap Stam knows that three points would be a fillip for whichever team can claim them.

Leeds’ hopes of reaching the play-offs took another blow on Wednesday evening with a home defeat to league leaders Wolves, leaving them nine points adrift of the play-off places.  The Royals are five points clear of the drop-zone at present, following our midweek draw with Bolton.

“We’ve got a lot of games upcoming in a very short period,” Jaap said.  “Every game is interesting, and every game you go in thinking that you can get something out of it.

“The Leeds now is a very important one – not only for us, but for them as well.  Both teams will be playing to win, so we’ll need to show the same energy and more on Saturday.

“Leeds always bring a lot of people and make a lot of noise.  That’s what we’ve seen when we’ve been there and when they’ve come here.

“Hopefully our fans can try and make more noise than they can, and hopefully we can do better on the pitch than them.

“You know what you’re going to get, and that’s not a problem.  Hopefully the players can deal with it well and hopefully we can get a result against them.

“If we can get something out of every game, we will be happy.  We want to get three points as often as we can but we know it’s not easy to do that.”

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