UK time is: 06:06:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




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

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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 18 2008

Time: 11:05AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

The Opposition View - Norwich (Friday November 28 2014)

Team news: Norwich vs Reading (Thursday November 27 2014)

Gaffer joins Twitter! (Thursday November 27 2014)

Pearce red appeal rejected (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Reading to appeal red card (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Under 21s victorious in cup (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Gunter backs the manager (Monday November 24 2014)

Adkins slams poor away form (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Reading 3 - 0 Rotherham
Blackburn 3 - 1 Reading
Reading 3 - 0 Blackpool
Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19

Breaking League News

Halford Extends Loan Spell
» Brighton : 28/11/2014 22:02:00
Rate the Ref: Millwall at home
» Bournemouth : 28/11/2014 21:06:00
LUFC Former keeper released by Crawley
» Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 20:24:00
LUFC Striker admits he has no future at Leeds
» Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 20:16:00
Vital Preview: Watford v Cardiff
» Cardiff : 28/11/2014 20:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 29%
Draw 14%
Loss 57%