Liam Moore has urged his team mates to put things right this weekend against Bristol City at Madejski Stadium after two successive away defeats against Birmingham City and Swansea City.
The commanding central defender was open and honest, admitting that the Royal’s performance have not been good enough of late – but he is targeting nothing other than three points this weekend when Reading welcome the Robins.
“We need to put things right, first and foremost,” Moore explained.
“We’re very eager for this weekend’s game. It’s been a disappointing run of games now and the results simply haven’t been good enough.
Last time out at home, the Royals ran out as 3-1 winners over Millwall courtesy of two strikes from Yakou Meite and a Sam Baldock penalty conversion.
Moore believes that the qualities on show during that game should be a given and will be vital to the Royals putting together a run of good results.
He added: “We took the positives from the Millwall game a few weeks ago. We showed fight, determination passion.
“They’re the sort of qualities that we have to show every week and hopefully we can do that on Saturday.
Previewing Bristol, Moore described the upcoming test as a typical Championship affair and believes that the visitors will look to attack Reading from the off.
The defender, though, believes that having no mid-week fixture will work in the Royals’ favour, as it has allowed them to have a full week of training to work on shape and get in the right frame of mind.
“It’s going to be a typical Championship game this weekend against Bristol.
“They’re going to look to put us under a lot of pressure and will probably think that we are vulnerable, given our recent run.
“There’s been a lot of hard work in this week of training. We’ve worked a little bit on shape and getting ourselves mentally right after another disappointment in the last game.
“We need to be on our game and give everything that we can.”