Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Hunt Hoping to Close Gap at Watford

Hunt Hoping to Close Gap at Watford

Following Reading's emphatic six nil win over Sheffield Wednesday, Royals midfielder Stephen Hunt is hoping that the team can now find a bit of form and close in on Wolves and Birmingham.

The midlands clubs have set an early pace and are already six points ahead of the Royals and Hunt is looking to Saturday's game at Watford to begin bridging the gap.

Despite three wins out of three at home, the Royals are yet to win away this season and Hunt sees finding some away form as the key to success.

He told the club's official site: 'We're up to fourth and hopefully we can get on a little run now. Fingers crossed we can find some consistency and have the confidence to go and beat teams away as well.

'The key to winning away is desire. We need a mental attitude that can win us the game. We weren't at it when we played Ipswich, which was there for everyone to see.

'We've got a good result, but we've not reduced the six point gap, which is a bit annoying. We would have liked to have been closer to the top of the league. But come the end of the week, hopefully we'll have had a good game on Saturday and that will edge us closer.'

Stephen's brother Noel scored two in Tuesday's win over Sheffield Wednesday and Hunt is hoping he will soon be joining him in the Ireland set-up, he continued: 'He's been waiting for his chance and he took his two goals very well. He knows what he's capable of doing and hopefully some of the Irish set up will see what he's capable of doing as well.

'It's up to Mr Trappatoni of course. It would be great for him, but he's not going to get carried away. He's got a tough game Saturday to come and if we can keep him as low key as we can that'll be great.

'He's done well for us this week, but he needs to get his head down now and get ready for Watford, just like the rest of us. We need to recover and go from there.'




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Thursday September 18 2008
Time: 11:05AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Reading v Wigan - Follow Live On Twitter

Reading are at the Madejski Stadium with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Match Day Officials v Wigan (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Wigan Athletic this Saturday.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi0%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Obita0%
Kelly0%
Evans0%
McCleary0%
Swift0%
Beerens0%
Kermorgant0%
Sub - Grabban0%
Sub - Williams0%
Sub - Ilori0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football