Royals boss calls for focus
Brian McDermott has urged his Reading players not to get carried away by their league position with four games remaining of the npower Championship season.
The Royals currently sit second in the table, behind leaders Southampton on goal difference alone, and could claim top spot off their south-coast rivals with a win at Saints on Friday. A return to the Barclays Premier League beckons for the Berkshire outfit, as they hold a six-point advantage over West Ham in third, but manager McDermott does not want his squad thinking about top-flight football just yet. "Individually you have to stop yourself getting ahead of yourself," he told Sky Sports News. "I do that myself, I just concentrate solely on what we have to do and I try to keep thinking about what we have to do with preparation and what we have to do during the games. "We have to take each and every game individually, forget looking too far ahead and don't look back. "We've got four games to go, we've put ourselves in a really good position and we just have to keep going. We've got a real resilience and character about the group, you saw that in the victory against Brighton. We've just got to keep that going."