McAnuff looking for Reading to gain momentum

The Royals picked up their first league win of the season last weekend against Everton and the club's skipper has challenged his team-mates to turn one win into a good run
Jobi McAnuff has challenged Reading to gain momentum after winning their first Premier League game of the season last weekend.

The Royals beat Everton 2-1 last weekend to climb out of the relegation zone and now face consecutive games against fellow strugglers in Wigan and Aston Villa.

McAnuff was quick to hail keeper Adam Federici and Sean Morrison for their displays against the Toffees, with the 21-year-old defender set to retain his starting berth at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

The winger told reporters: “The win against Everton had been coming. We had that bit of luck which we haven't had recently. We also put in a fantastic performance in the second half, especially on the back of the first half.

“We now focus on Wigan. Games in quick succession suit us so we'll be going into Saturday with loads of confidence off the back of an important win.
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"We rode our luck in first half and Adam Federici was superb in goal. Feds showed what a top keeper he was. He pulled off some really good saves and kept us in it.

"But the second half was more what we're about. We played higher up the pitch and got after Everton which was very pleasing.

"I was really pleased for Sean. It is not easy when you are not playing games and earlier in the season he wasn't. It would have been easy for him to get frustrated but he has been working really hard and putting in a lot of work people don't see.

"The gaffer has given him his chance and he has taken it with both hands. He has been superb since he has come in and long may that continue."