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“Every game for us is difficult” – Stam looks ahead to taking Reading FC to leaders Wolves

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Reading lost 2-0 to Wolves back in November (Pics by Steve Smyth)

JAAP STAM is hoping to take some positives from Reading’s home clash with Wolves when his struggling Royals travel to Molineux tomorrow (5.30pm).

League leaders Wolves won 2-0 at Madejski Stadium back in November, but did producing an encouraging performance, creating a number of opportunities.

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Since then, Reading have continued to struggle and following Tuesday night’s 3-1

Sloppy defending gave Wolves a lead at the Mad Stad

reverse against Sheffield United, they sit 18th in the table, just four points clear of the relegation zone with one win in 14 league matches.

While Wolves have not won in three games themselves, they are flying high atop the Championship as they close in on a return to the Premier League.

The Sky Sports cameras will be in town tomorrow tea-time to see if Stam’s men can pull off a huge shock, but the Dutchman is well aware of the task facing his side.

“Every game for us is difficult,” said the Royals boss.

“Wolves are a very good side with experience, quality, ability and are organised so it’s not

John Swift is expected to make the trip to Wolves

going to be easy, especially at Molineux.

“Over here (at the Mad Stad) we did well, we played well.

“We lost, but also gave that first goal to them basically which gave them the lead. But we

created a lot of opportunities and couldn’t score ourselves.

“That was our problem over here.

“Hopefully we can do that again over there on Saturday but everybody know that it’s not going to be easy.”

John Swift could return to the squad after being left out on Tuesday night, having made his comeback from a latest hamstring injury as a second half substitute in the draw against Derby County last weekend.

Elsewhere, Yann Kermorgant is still missing with a calf strain and is also unlikely to return in time for Tuesday night’s visit of Bolton Wanderers.

 

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