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José | "We cannot think that we have the points in our pocket"

Reading's boss looks ahead to a tough Charlton test in RG2

30 August 2019

José Gomes insists he is taking nothing for granted ahead of the weekend, as his Reading side gear up to take on Charlton Athletic at Madejski Stadium.

Lee Bowyer's side sit in 3rd in the fledgling Sky Bet Championship table, having gone unbeaten in their first five league matches of the season.

The Royals are unbeaten in five themselves in all competitions, following on from an entertaining 4-2 win against Plymouth Argyle in the Carabao Cup in midweek, backed by 800 vocal travelling Royals on the night at Home Park.

But it will be back to home comforts for Reading on Saturday after three consecutive away journeys, with the manager inviting the Royals support to keep up the atmosphere they have created at home so far this season.

“The support will be very important to us, and I’m sure the fans will be there to show their support, it’s very important the way that we start the game, because Charlton put in a lot of intensity," he said.

“They have a very offensive dynamic and to stop them we must start with a high dynamic too, to block the way they will attack.

“It’s always important when we have a break coming up, to finish the competition with a good result.  We will go to the game looking to fight, and hopefully come out with the three points.

“To get the points, first we need to play, to fight. We cannot think that we have the points in our pocket before we play the game.

“We need to prepare, keep the focus in the maximum conditions that we can and with the quality that we have.”

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