Home form crucial - Hunt
Reading striker Noel Hunt says they have to make the Madejski Stadium a fortress if they are to do well this season.
The Royals are still looking for their first win of the season but there were encouraging signs during Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Newcastle, even if they could not hang on to the win.
Hunt scored what looked to be the winner before a controversial equaliser from Demba Ba late on denied them all three points. However it was a big improvement on the previous 3-1 home loss against Tottenham and Hunt says their form at the Madejski Stadium will have a huge impact on where they finish this season.
"This is our place and it anyone wants to get anything here they have to fight for it, which didn't happen against Spurs," Hunt revealed.
"I have not been as gutted in a long time as I was when we lost to Spurs. I have been here so long I feel like a fan and you don't want to get beat at home like that.
"We need to make this place a fortress and the Newcastle game was a big game for us."