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The Royals' midfielder is desperate for his side to put a string of results together after a poor display against Spurs, and insisted that no-one's place in the team is guaranteed

Reading skipper Jobi McAnuff is hoping the club recover quickly from the home defeat to Tottenham on Sunday with a victory over West Brom in their next Premier League fixture.

The Royals, who were unbeaten in 11 games at the Madejski Stadium before the loss to Spurs, were well off the pace against Andre Villas-Boas' men, after almost a month without league football.

Two goals from Jermain Defoe, with Gareth Bale adding the other before Hal Robson-Kanu bagged a late consolation, gave the visitors the three points, although they could have scored several more thanks to some lack-lustre defending from Brian McDermott's side.

The midfielder admitted that they were far from good enough in the clash, but insisted they won't waste time reflecting on the defeat but will instead concentrate on getting the right result against the Baggies next time around.
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"We made it too easy for Tottenham, but no-one will be moping around - we're going to get on with it," the 30-year-old told the club's official website.

"We've got to learn fast in this league and we will. We've got a week to get our heads round it and put one or two things right.

"There were a few mistakes but we never blame anyone and we won't start doing that. When we're not playing well we need to get through games like we did last season. Together.

"We're not scared or fazed by anyone. So we've got to put this behind us, get on a good run and win some games."

Next Saturday's opponents West Brom have made a good start to their season, beating Liverpool and Everton, while drawing with Spurs, but they were on the wrong end of a superb full-debut from Dimitar Berbatov in a 3-0 loss to Fulham at the weekend.

The Englishman is wary of the threat from Steve Clarke's side, but with all members of the squad fighting for starting places he is looking for his team to record their first win of the season.

"You can only pick 11 players and we've got a competitive squad," he added. "So we're all on our toes this year and no one’s place is guaranteed against West Brom.

"They're a good team – especially at home. But we really want to get our season up and running so we'll be going there aiming to get a good result.

"We did well away from home last year and our performance at Chelsea was good so we're definitely looking to get some points on the board this Saturday."

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