A Captain's Tale

Last updated : 08 March 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jamaal Lascelles speaking to the official club website:

“We all know how hard it is to get three points every week.

“We have got the players but the Championship is a tough league.

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“We are doing very well and we are going in the right direction but there is a long way to go and we can’t go into any game thinking that we’re there, we need to prepare for every game like it’s a Cup final and that’s what we’re going to keep doing,

“If you look at these last three games, if somebody had offered us seven points out of nine beforehand we’d have snapped their hand off.

“But because we beat both Brighton and Huddersfield we came into this game with a lot of confidence, we came here to get three points.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t happen – Reading are a very good side but we did create a lot of chances.

“We perhaps need to look at what we could have done to break them down but I’m pleased with the clean sheet, I thought we defended really well.

“We have had three different right-backs in the last week – Yedlin, Vurnon and Jesus tonight, who hadn’t played in a while. They have all come in and done a great job, which just goes to show how good our squad is in depth.

“We have got players itching to play and they have been really patient this season. Credit to the boys, I’m pleased with how we defended tonight.”