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Gunter | "It's been a good week for us"

Defender looks back on hard-earned point at Ashton Gate

20 April 2019

Chris Gunter says the Royals had 'mixed feelings' after they earned a 1-1 draw away at Bristol City on Friday lunchtime.

Yakou Méïté scored his fifth goal in as many matches to put Reading in front early on in the second half, before Josh Brownhill equalised midway through the second period to earn the promotion-chasing hosts a point against the Royals.

After a late draw at Norwich and a well-earned victory against Brentford last Saturday, Gunter says that the Royals can reflect positively on a busy period for the side.

"It's a mixture of emotions really," Gunter said after a point earned at Ashton Gate. "We're pleased in a way to pick up another point, when you're 1-0 up going into the later stages of a game, you want to see it out and get more.

"So it's a mixture of feelings, but when we wake up tomorrow and reflect on it a little bit more, it's been a good week or so for us.

"It was a tough game, it would have been a game for them that they would have highlighted as one where they would have been wanting to take all three points. They're trying to get in the Play-Offs, and coming here was obviously tough.

"It's the first of a busy few days, but it's a decent start. We'll look to get back home on Monday and finish the job.

"When you go 1-0 up away from home, you often find that teams will do things a little bit differently. They throw people forward and take up positions you're sometimes not used to, they almost have nothing to lose.

"It's about trying to see it through, so in a lot of situations we did that, but there's one where we conceded. I thought as a team, we were very good today.

"When you defend well, people will often talk about the back four or five and the goalkeeper, but the work the midfielders are doing and the boys up top too, is a massive help for us.

"When you have 11 people on the pitch who are all pulling in the same direction, then you end up getting results and performances like we've had over the last 7-10 days."

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