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💥"There is nowhere to hide. I'm expecting a huge reaction "

27 February 2020

When Saturday comes ...we can make amends for a desperately disappointing defeat to Wigan on Wednesday night. And Royals boss Mark Bowen is demanding a totally different performance from his side when...

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🗯️"Outplayed, outbattled...totally unacceptable."

26 February 2020

"I'm staggered to be honest with what I've just witnessed," a bitterly disappointed Mark Bowen began his post-match reflections after a painful defeat to Wigan this evening.

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🗣️ Bowen | "Wigan will cause us different problems"

24 February 2020

Mark Bowen discussed the threats Wigan Athletic will pose of his side on Wednesday night, when the Latics come to town under the lights to face the Royals.

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👏 Bowen lauds Olise performance after 11th-hour call-up

23 February 2020

“A special mention for Michael Olise – he was thrown into the action very late on!” said Mark Bowen after our fixture at Elland Road.

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💬 MB | “Little things determine games – but I’m proud of our shift”

22 February 2020

A mixture of emotions for Reading boss Mark Bowen at the end of a full-blooded 90 minutes at Elland Road.

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💪 Pelé and Obita back in contention, confirms Bowen

21 February 2020

Ahead of a visit to Elland Road this weekend, Reading manager Mark Bowen provided an update on his squad’s availability ahead of the Leeds United game.

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💬 Bowen expecting toughest test yet against high-intensity Leeds

20 February 2020

Royals boss Mark Bowen is expecting one of the toughest games of the season away at promotion-hopefuls Leeds United this weekend.

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⚖️ Bowen on free week and balancing training and recovery

18 February 2020

With Sheffield Wednesday being the 13th game since the New Year, Mark Bowen's side have been handed a rare week without a midweek game.

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🙌 MB praises Yakou's character and work-rate after 10th goal

17 February 2020

"It really was an all-round performance from Yakou." Mark Bowen praised Yakou Méïté's performance at Sheffield Wednesday, which saw the Royals win comprehensively at Hillsborough, 3-0.

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🙌 Bowen delighted to send travelling fans home happy

16 February 2020

Through the wind and rain that Storm Dennis brought, a fantastic contingent of Reading fans made their way to Hillsborough. And their support was rewarded handsomely – a fantastic Royals victory!

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🗣️ MB | “They took everything on board – we played intelligent football”

15 February 2020

A display which had all the hallmarks that you’d want to see on a perfect away-day. No wonder Mark Bowen was delighted with his side at the final whistle.

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🗯️ “We can compete – we’ll work out how we can hurt them”

14 February 2020

On consecutive Saturdays, Reading will be making a long journey up to Yorkshire – next weekend is Leeds, but first stop is Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.

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🔙 Bowen delighted to welcome back Yiadom

13 February 2020

There was another cruel blow for the Royals last weekend, when Chris Gunter was the latest player to sustain an injury – and subsequently he missed out against West Brom in midweek.

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🗨️ Bowen | "I can have no complaints over the effort we put in"

12 February 2020

West Bromwich Albion went clear at the top of the Championship table, but they didn't have it all their own way at the Madejski. Royals boss Mark Bowen reflected on the result and his team's...

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⚽ Bowen | "We've got to recover and get freshness back into our play"

10 February 2020

"We've got to recover, we've got to get some freshness back into our play and we've got to get our mentality right as well," Mark Bowen said, unequivocally ahead of Reading's match against league...

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💬 Bowen | "I know the quality my players have got, but I'm frustrated we didn't show it today"

8 February 2020

"We were short of our best today. Way short." Reading manager Mark Bowen cut a frustrated figure after a 1-1 draw against Hull City this afternoon.

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