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🗨️ "What we can control is how we bounce back!"

Royals boss looking ahead to another must win match in midweek...

20 April 2021

It's a fifth meeting with the Hatters in less than a year - and this one is certainly a 'must win' for the visitors. Reading dropped points on home turf last Friday night and need to take all three from Kenilworth Road if they are to threaten the top six spots with just three games remaining after Wednesday night.

“We have to look at each game at a time and see how things develop," Pauno said. "And we have to be consistent in that approach and focus on the things we can control.

“What we control is how we bounce back. We know we are capable of beating any team in the league. But we also know it’s never going to be easy.

“Every game is different – but at this point of the season, when two teams match up it is the urgency they show that decides almost everything – for good or for bad. And we need to bounce back immediately.

“We will keep giving the players enough time to recover and replenish and then prepare for the next battle.

“We play good football and we play to win. We have always said we want to win all our games, so we have to try and win four from our last four.

“And I’ll keep myself accountable to what I have said in the past…every game is a must win game.

“I can’t help but keep believing. We will fight until the end, we will give our best. That spirit brought us a point on Friday night.

“Swansea, last season, came from a way behind to get into the playoffs on the last day. Because they are a good team, because they never gave up and because they believed.

“I think we check these three boxes. We will continue our fight. We will give it our best.
And I believe in this group.”

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