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Relegation Battle For The Royals

Things looked a little brighter after the Royals took a valuable point from Griffin Park after promotion bidders Brentford went down to ten men and conceded a crucial win to the visitors.

Since then, Clement hasn’t managed a win on the road and after losing narrowly to Queen’s Park Rangers and thrashed by West Brom 4-1 at the Hawthorns, it hasn’t been a pleasant Autumn period for anyone at the club. 

Facing the prospect of third division football next season, Reading are under a lot of pressure to perform and start picking up points to push them up the Championship standings. 

Currently in 21st position and in poor form, Clement isn’t just concerned by the fact they’ve only managed 9 points from their opening 12 fixtures but the lengthy injury list that has plagued the chemistry within the side.

Without a fully fit outfit and all 11 players firing on all cylinders, then what can the Reading faithful expect leading up to the Christmas period. 

Their next three fixtures, after the international break while the Nations League is on, are Millwall (H), Birmingham (A) and Swansea City (A) before they take on mid-table side Bristol City and by then would have hoped to bag some wins and elevate their position.

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