Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v Reading

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Cardiff City Stadium

Last Game

Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading

Friday, 21 November 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McAnuff: We can avoid the drop

Skipper Jobi McAnuff insists Reading can still escape relegation despite going into the final seven matches of the Premier League season bottom of the table.

Last Updated: 01/04/13 at 00:14 Post Comment

Jobi McAnuff: We can still avoid relegation

Jobi McAnuff: We can still avoid relegation

The 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday saw Reading drop to the foot of the table behind QPR on goal difference.

More importantly they are seven points off 17th place and safety, but with home games against Southampton - the former club of new boss Nigel Adkins - and QPR to come, McAnuff says they are still in with a chance.

"We have got games there that we think we winnable between now and the end of the season and we have got to move on as quickly as possible from this and make sure we are right come Saturday," the midfielder said.

"It changes from year to year, but historically there's obviously a (points) mark teams need to get to.

"We know we're going to need a good few wins between now and the end of the season to reach that target.

"We have got to start getting that first win on the board as quickly as possible.

"We feel we've got the games to do it, we've still got some teams in and around us and it's important not to get too down. We will make sure we learn from this defeat and move forward.

"We have got to really focus on ourselves, we have got a new manager now and everyone is working together to try and stay up."

"We have been through some rough times before and we have achieved a lot as a group of players and from our point of view that spirit will keep us moving forward."

Footer 365

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk defends Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Swansea manager Garry Monk has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League: West Brom manager Alan Irvine sees a defensive weakness in Arsenal

West Brom manager Alan Irvine hopes Arsenal's gung-ho attitude will be their undoing at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property