The games keep coming thick and fast – and the latest test comes this Tuesday under the Madejski Stadium floodlights when we host Leeds United.
The Whites sit second in the Championship – and snatched a late winner in Luton at the weekend.
Mark Bowen knows that his team will be doing their utmost to get some points on the board against one of the division’s front-runners.
“If it had been a win, loss or draw against Brentford, we knew that we’d be able to go into the Leeds game saying, ‘look how far we’ve come’,” Bowen said.
“I know that we have come a fair way. So we need to make sure we put in a performance on Tuesday night. My boys will be up for it, no doubt.
“We had a fantastic atmosphere at Brentford with the fans packed in behind that goal, trying to make it like a home game for us. So we’ll be expecting another good atmosphere at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.
“We will be prepared for it, no doubt about that. We will have a game-plan going into it, and we will make sure that we rest and recover.
“You don’t want to look too far ahead, but even before the Brentford game I thought that the Leeds game would be a good barometer for me and the team and the squad.
“I know that if we get the desire, work-rate and aggression, which we have to have in our play, then we will win more games than we lose.”