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José | “We must win – we can’t hide from that”

Manager previews Blackburn’s visit to Madejski Stadium

11 February 2019

“We must win. We can’t hide from the situation. A draw is not enough; we must win.” Those were the unequivocal words of José Gomes as he looked ahead to our home fixture against Blackburn Rovers this Wednesday.

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Rovers lie comfortably clear of relegation danger, but in all likelihood a bit too far removed from the play-off places for promotion to be a realistic prospect for this season. But Gomes is expecting Blackburn to offer just as tough a test as any side that have visited this season.

“It sounds like I am repeating the same thing, but it is the truth: we don’t have easy games in the Championship,” he continued.

“All of the teams are strong – they have different football philosophies, but all of the teams are strong.

“We cannot say that this game will be easy as they aren’t playing for anything. No – we cannot say this about any team.

“Blackburn are strong and they are fighting for another target. They can dream about that – that is their problem; our problem is different.

“We need points. And not just one point; we need to play to score and score and score to get the three points.”

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Wednesday 13th February, 8pm (Madejski Stadium)

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