Rosenior: We’re tough enough to go back upBy Nick Ive
November 17, 2008
Liam Rosenior believes Reading’s victory over Sheffield United proves they won’t be bullied out of the promotion race.
Steve Coppell’s men are in awesome form at the moment and despite trailing Wolves and Birmingham, they boast the most impressive goal difference in the table.
That is largely due to an enviable home record.
However, Royals have now clocked up wins in the backyard of promotion rivals Wolves, Bristol City and United.
And Rosenior says this latest triumph shows he and his team-mates can withstand the toughest tests.
United bombarded Reading’s box in the second half, but the visitors refused to roll over.
“It was a resilient performance from us,” said Rosenior.
“I think there were a lot of question marks over us as a team defensively as to whether we could hold out against a physical side.
“And we showed we can today. We expected them to come at us in the first half,” said Rosenior.
“We know they are a big, strong physical side and we were up for the challenge and I think it showed in our performance.
“We just have to keep our rhthym going and keep our performances up. With the players we have we should be winning more.”
Reading have not lost to Sheffield United in their last 11 meetings but Rosenior knows there is a long way to go in their promotion-chasing campaign.
The right-back added: “Harps said to me before the match “we always do well here” and that showed again but it’s only three points.
“We just have to keep going and see where we end up at the end of the season.
“Birmingham and Wolves won again. We have to look above us, we can’t look below us.
"Where we want to be is the top of the league and the aim is to claw back a few points on them.”