READING IN THE RACE

Reading have managed to keep themselves in the race for promotion after the 3-1 win over Doncaster Rovers. After the match, manager Nigel Adkins has called for his players to maintain focus ahead of next weekend’s match with Burnley.

This will be a tough match for Reading, but Adkins is confident of getting three points. This point tally will ensure that Reading will be capable of competing in the play-offs with two matches remaining. The club has been involved in the promotion race throughout the season.

Burnley match will definitely not be easy given that the newly promoted team are looking to win the Championship title. Burnley were promoted to the Premier league to the automatic places after finishing second to Leicester City. Reading were on the edges of play-off places a few weeks ago, but a good run of form in the last few weeks has almost placed them are certainties to finish in the top six.

According to the statistics site pays bas chili cote, they could be facing the likes of Derby County, QPR, and Wigan athletic in the play-offs. Reading have the experience of being promoted through the play-offs, while they also won the Championship a few years ago.

A run of just two wins in the last five matches has to improve if Reading are to win the play-offs.

“It’s well done to the players, now we have a week of preparation. Next week we need the Madejski Stadium bouncing, Burnley will give us nothing so we’ve all got to be at it. If we do that, it’s in our hands. We’ve taken it to the final game of the season, as everyone knows when you’re in the play-offs anything can happen. Now we’ve got to get there first,” said Adkins. Reading are level on points with Wigan, who occupy the final play-off spot.

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