Now is not the time to panic, says Reading captain McAnuff

The 30-year-old has pointed to his side's slow start in the Championship last season as a reason to remain calm after a harsh introduction to life in the Premier League
Reading captain Jobi McAnuff has insisted the club's fans should not panic, despite his side's difficult start to life in the Premier League.

The Royals are currently bottom of the table having taken only one point in their first four fixtures, and fell to a 1-0 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

However, the 30-year-old has reminded supporters that his side made a slow start in the Championship last term before going on to seal promotion by winning the league.

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“We’re not getting panicky by any stretch of the imagination,” McAnuff told Reading's official website

“It’s only four games in, perhaps because we’re in the Premier League now things get magnified a lot more, but there won’t be any heads dropping in that dressing room.

“Nobody is moping around. We had a tough start last year and managed to crack on after that, so it’s up to us to turn it around. Nobody will give us anything and we don’t expect anyone to. It’s got to come from within.”

The former Jamaica international also went on to highlight Wednesday's League Cup clash with QPR as an opportunity to regain confidence.

“We’re back on Monday picking each other up and getting ready for the next game. There won’t be any finger pointing, so we can go out there and try and get a good result on Wednesday," he said.

“The fact there are no points to play means we can go out there and really give it a good go. It’s important to try and get a good result.”