Date:Monday September 3 2007
Steve Coppell could not hide his disappointment at the weekends defeat but he does not want the match against West Ham to put a black mark against the entire start to the season that Reading have made.
Coppell told readingfc.co.uk, "The start will be coloured by that result on Saturday.
"If we'd won then everyone would have said 'Reading had a really strong start.
"It would have been particularly strong, especially considering we've played four teams who finished above us last season.
"Yes, Saturday was a huge game, and more so given the fact a lot of players have got two weeks away.
"The start has been coloured because of that.
"On the back of that result and performance it will be coloured as a poor start.
"It would be nice to do something about it but it's a bit ungratifying with so many away."
The start to the season sees Reading in the bottom four with only four points from five matches, but that is only two points less than Reading had at this stage last season, so it could have been a lot worse, even more so when the opponents Reading have faced are looked at, and where they finished last season, and most probably will again this time.
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