Reading FC's Church aiming for repeat at Nottingham ForestBy Jonny Fordham
October 31, 2011
Simon Church is aiming for a repeat of last year’s result at Nottingham Forest tomorrow night (7.45pm kick-off).
The Reading striker claimed what looked to be a Luke Chambers own goal in the last minute of the game as Royals won 4-3 on boss Brian McDermott's 50th birthday.
Reading's record on the road is the fifth best in the Championship this season with three wins, two draws and two defeats.
And 22-year-old Church is confident their unbeaten run of eight games can continue after Forest lost 1-0 at home to Hull City on Saturday.
He said: "Games come thick and fast and it's what we love.
"We're eight undefeated now and that's great to take into what is going to be a busy month with some tough games.
"The City Ground is always a tough place to go, but last year we got a great result there and hopefully we can do that again."
Speaking of the dubious winner, Church smiled and said: "Of course it was mine! I felt like I had a touch on it, claimed it and I think it has gone down as my goal."
Reading sit in 16th place and feel they should have more points on the board - especially after Kaspars Gorkss’ legitimate winner at Crystal Palace was ruled out and the game ended 0-0.
And Church added: "It was a frustrating and tough game to be part of.
"We didn't get many chances, but in terms of our defence we were solid and got a point away from home."