‘We need a result; it’s as simple as that’ – Jaap16 March 2018
Nine games remain in the Sky Bet Championship – and our hosts on Saturday, Norwich, sit in that middle bracket of the table where both relegation and promotion look out of reach.
"Outplayed and not good enough"13 March 2018
"You can say we were up against a good side tonight...true. But we were outplayed and we weren't good enough against Wolves," Jaap Stam began his post-match reflection at Molineux.
"It's a big game against a very good side" - Jaap12 March 2018
Jaap Stam says the Royals will be going for all three points as they get ready to take on league leaders Wolves on Tuesday night.
"Score our chances and we would've won the game"10 March 2018
A point earned against Leeds United edged the Royals a point clearer of the bottom three - but although a 2-2 draw represented a fair result, the Royals boss was disappointed not to come away with a...
Jaap previews ‘an important game’ for both sides against Leeds8 March 2018
Back at it at Madejski Stadium this weekend against Leeds United… and Reading boss Jaap Stam knows that three points would be a fillip for whichever team can claim them.
“If you perform in training, you get the opportunity!” – Stam on Holmes debut7 March 2018
The eyecatcher on Tuesday evening’s teamsheet was Tom Holmes’ inclusion, as the 17-year-old defender was thrust into the starting XI for a senior team debut against Bolton.
"A fair result and an important point"6 March 2018
It was a point that edged the Royals a little further clear of danger at the foot of the table and, while it wasn't a game for the purists, Royals boss Jaap Stam was pleased with a draw and a battling...
‘We need to bring it!’ – Jaap5 March 2018
Only goal-difference separates Reading and Bolton Wanderers in the table – and Royals gaffer Jaap Stam knows that the game will be a big one in midweek!
Stam: ‘Everyone needs to reach their level’2 March 2018
Having fared well last weekend against a promotion-chasing side in Derby County, the Royals now face another tough test at Molineux in front of the live Sky Sports cameras at 5.30pm.
“If you let them win the battle, you’ll have a difficult time”28 February 2018
“Everybody is disappointed – and they should be.” Jaap Stam was reflecting on a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.
“We need to bring the same… and more!”26 February 2018
Two well-earned draws against Nottingham Forest and Derby in the past week – and now, with Sheffield United visiting Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, Jaap Stam wants his team to keep building on...
“We tried to take the initiative!”24 February 2018
Six goals shared at Madejski Stadium – an entertaining game which the Royals controlled in great swathes. But just one point to show for it.
Jaap on showing confidence, last time at Derby, and an injury update22 February 2018
“We know that we need to play a lot of games in a short period,” said Jaap Stam as we get into the thick of a heavily congested schedule of games. Next up is Derby… we triumphed 4-2 at the iPro...
“It was important to get something… but we wanted more!”20 February 2018
“We played very well in the first half, and when you play like that you create a couple of very good opportunities to score,” Jaap Stam said as he reflected on the Royals’ score draw at Nottingham...
Players and staff discuss Forest test ahead…20 February 2018
The team have been out in Spain during the last week, preparing for the run-in to the current season.