Reading midfielder Karacan: There is no pressure

The 23-year-old has seen his side go without a victory on their return to the Premier League, but is confident that their first win of the season will come sooner rather than later
Reading midfielder Jem Karacan insists his side have no reason to panic, despite not registering a win in the Premier League this season.

The Royals are in 18th after six games having drawn three and lost three, but have a game in hand on their closest rivals.

They let a two-goal lead slip at Swansea last weekend but has drawn positives from that game as they are currently on a three game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Karacan told the Windsor Observer: "We had the disappointment of the handball against Newcastle, then I think Swansea equalised from a deflected cross.

"It was just one of those things but we're unbeaten in three games now and we've played a good Newcastle and Swansea side and beaten QPR in the Capital One Cup.

"We can take that confidence into Liverpool now. At the end of the day we're scoring goals, getting points on the board against teams that finished in the top ten last season.

"Swansea were always going to come out fighting in the second half. They had a great season last year and have some very good players like Michu.

"The guys were drained in the dressing room afterwards. Swansea pop it around and everyone says they're the Barcelona of British football. So come the end of the season we will probably look at it as a point well gained.

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"It's just gutting when you work so hard and put everything into it and you're 2-0 up. We were so good last year at seeing things out, but this is an unforgiving league that we'll learn from quickly."

Karacan came close to scoring against the Swans but saw his header cleared off the line by Ashley Williams.

He continued: "It was nearly similar to my goal at Notts Forest two seasons ago. I was literally just waiting for it to drop in but Ashley Williams made a great clearance on the goalline."

The 23-year-old knows his side have to get their first win in the Premier League but feels his team should not be under any additional pressure to do so.

He added: "There's no pressure. We've all been dreaming about the opportunity to play in the Premier League. I know I have since I was a kid.

"We know we've got quality, we see it day-in-day-out on the training ground, but we've still got a lot of improving to do.

"We've got a little break now. Some of the boys will recoup and others will go away on international duty. Then we'll get together before going to Anfield.

"We've won there before and we're not scared to go there.

"There should be a great atmosphere with [former Reading boss] Brendan [Rodgers] there and hopefully it will be a good game."