Reading FC fight inspires Mills ahead of QPR clashBy Jonny Fordham
November 01, 2010
Matt Mills was impressed with Reading’s resolve to claw their way to victory against Doncaster Rovers as they gear up for their biggest fortnight of the season.
Royals captain and centre-back Mills believes his team-mates showed great character after turning around their fortunes against his old club at Madejski Stadium last Saturday.
Next up is second-placed Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road this Saturday (3pm kick-off) followed by a tough home tie against table-toppers Cardiff City a week tomorrow (8pm kick-off).
Things don't get any easier as Reading play fifth-placed Norwich City at the Mad Stad on November 13 in front of the TV cameras (5.20pm kick-off).
“The Doncaster result shows the character we have in this squad and it’s a big win that moves us into the top six,” declared Mills who netted his fourth goal of the season in the victory.
“The manager made his views clear at half-time. The smoke was fuming from his ears and that was a sign that the lads needed to step their game up.
“We’ve lost a few this season, but did so with fight. In the first-half we didn’t show much fight and in the second-half we got up amongst it and it paid off.”
It is exactly that type of determination that Reading will have to muster up in West London in three-days time against Neil Warnock’s free-scoring QPR outfit.
Rangers haven’t lost a league game this season and have only conceded once on home soil – a penalty to Burnley on the weekend.