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!
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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.
No #Snowmageddon at Hogwood this morning! 💪— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) February 1, 2019
Chief Executive, Nigel Howe, and the rest of the #ReadingFC family have been working hard to clear the snow in time for training...
What an effort. 👏 pic.twitter.com/zdgIaBgkTo
"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."