Cummings convinced Reading FC will bounce back from Arsenal defeatBy Jonathan Low
November 02, 2012
Shaun Cummings is convinced Reading will quickly recover from their Capital One Cup nightmare on Tuesday night.
The right-back was an astounded onlooker at the Madejski Stadium as Royals let slip a four-goal advantage over Arsenal in their fourth-round clash, and ended up losing 7-5 after extra-time.
He said: “It was disappointing for the whole team because to be 4-0 up in any football match you expect to win, and especially after playing so well in the first half.
“We probably gave Arsenal too much respect in the second half.
“We did well in the first and that showed the quality we’ve got in our side, but we have to take the positives from the performance, especially in the first half and use that to perform in the league.”
Brian McDermott’s side return to league action when they face fellow strugglers QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday (1.30pm kick-off).
However, Cummings, who is likely to be recalled to the first team, is confident Royals can use their 3-2 victory there in the League Cup on September 26 to provide an extra boost.
“We’ve gone there and got a result, so we just need to do the same really and have to try and pick up as many results as we can,” said the 23-year-old.
“QPR are at home, it’s live on the television and I’m sure they’re going to be up for it. They’re down at the bottom and going to want to prove a point, so it might be a hard time to play them but you never know what team is going to show up,” he said.
A win could lift the 18th-placed Royals out of the relegation zone.
“Everyone around the club is always positive,” he said.
“We know the quality we’ve got in our side and I’m sure it’s not going to be long before we get that win.”