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Rinomhota | "Bristol will come out fighting"

Midfielder looks ahead to lunchtime Ashton Gate battle

18 April 2019

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Andy Rinomhota says the Royals aim to take the fight to Bristol City on Good Friday, with the promotion-chasers on home turf at Ashton Gate.

Reading moved themselves four points clear of the bottom three in the Championship with a hard-earned win at home to Brentford last time out, but the squad are taking nothing for granted with four matches remaining this season.

With a packed Easter weekend to come, Rinomhota says the Royals are in fine fettle heading into two vital matches, starting at Ashton Gate on Friday lunchtime.

"It's been quite a busy period recently, we've had a quick turnaround from the last week or so," he said. "We've had to recover quickly from that, now we're straight into a game on Friday then again on Monday.

"The bodies are coping well, we've been wary of what we've been doing in training and the lads have been getting through it well. We're going to Bristol looking to get the three points now.

"Brentford were mid-table and didn't really have much to play for, but they're still a good side and it was a tough test. Bristol are still very much in the running, trying to get into the Play-Offs.

"They're going to come out fighting, especially at their home ground. It'll be tough for us but we'll still approach it in the same way, play our own game and try to implement that on them, and come away with the three points.

"We've done a bit in training in how we're going to set up, with an idea of how they might play. It's mainly just about our own game and the way we want to play, to try and make them adjust to us.

"Everyone knows where we are and the position we're in, but everyone's coming together to get out of this position and get safe as quickly as possible.

"Four games left, we're taking it game by game and with each game, we want to win. We're not thinking if we win one, then we don't have to win the next one, or anything like that. Winning is the main objective."

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