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José: “Recover, prepare, and travel again”

Manager previews visit to Huddersfield

23 August 2019

Three long away trips in the space of seven days – after kicking off that stint with a point at West Bromwich Albion, manager José Gomes hopes that his side can pick up more points when they visit Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

With a visit to Plymouth to follow the week after, it represents a busy time for the Royals – over 1,000 miles will be travelled within the space of a week with the aims of progressing up the league table and in cup competition too.

“We’ll recover – we train Thursday morning, and then on Friday we train and travel again up to Huddersfield,” Gomes said.

“This is the schedule – recover, prepare, pick up our luggage and travel again.

“We have a lot of away games, and not so many at home. It is not a usual situation, but this is what we have and we must be prepared for all of this.

“Now, I will start watching videos of Huddersfield – our analysts have already prepared the information. I’ll try to understand how they will play against us. On the bus back from West Brom, I’ll start studying them.”

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It will be the first time that the Royals have met the Terriers since their date at Wembley in 2017 – but those bitter memories will hold little bearing, according to the Reading boss.

“Some players are still in the squad from that time,” continued Gomes.

“But it’s a new squad now, and it will be a different game. And hopefully we will get the three points.”


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