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José | "We are all working like a family"

Royals boss gives special mention to the staff who helped shovel snow to allow first team to train for Villa challenge

3 February 2019

The Assistant Kit Manager, the Club Secretary, the Head of Education, our Under-23s Manager, the Chief Executive...not to mention the full complement of ground staff. It was all hands to the deck on Friday morning for the good of the first team!

And it didn't go unnoticed by an appreciated Royals manager.

"I would like to give a special word for all the people who work at our training centre," José Gomes said after his team had earned a point at home to Dean Smith's Aston Villa.

"Yesterday, we couldn't train properly - the pitches were full of snow. Without their help we couldn't have trained on the pitches on Friday.

"But they came from their desks in the offices, from the youth departments in the Academy - to help take the snow from the pitch. It was fantastic.

"And we found a space to train. I was concerned about defending set pieces against Villa, because they have scored a lot of goals from that tactic.

"This is what I want, we are working like a family.

"There is an amazing spirit in the club - and with this spirit we will get what we want."

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