Reading expect to "come away with something" from Sheffield Wednesday despite long winless run
Reading manager Mark Bowen and returning defender Andy Yiadom make the trip to Hillsborough tomorrow feeling confident of extending Sheffield Wednesday’s period of misery.
The Owls have recorded one win since Christmas but face a Royals side winless since New Year’s Day in the league – a run that leaves them in 16th, nine points clear of the drop zone.
Despite the run, Reading arrive in bullish mood and are aiming to leave South Yorkshire with at least a share of the points.
They were narrowly edged out by promotion hopefuls West Brom in midweek.
“It’s a long season and we’ve got another 14 games to go, starting with our long trip up to Sheffield this weekend,” Royals boss Mark Bowen told readingfc.com.
“We’ll go home after the game against West Brom and have a short recovery and turnaround time yet again – it doesn’t afford us a lot of time on the training ground.
“We will have a good look at them, and work out how we can hurt them – and how we can stop them from hurting us, too. That’s the message all the way through for us.
“We can compete with anybody, I know that. We’re in games to get points. We won’t take our eyes off the ball – we’ll go again on Saturday and come away with something.”
Defender and key man Andy Yiadom has returned from two months out and expressed a feeling of confidence in the camp.
He said: “The games are coming thick and fast, we've got Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday so it's a quick turnaround, we'll rest well and we go again.
“I want to give it my all and bring the qualities I've got to the team. There's still a long way to go, anything can happen.
“We take each game as it comes, but we need to try and start getting some points on the board - which is what we're going to try and do.
“There were some glimpses in the West Brom game where we played some tidy stuff. We just want to take the good, positive bits into Saturday's game.”