Reading (8/11 to be relegated – bet365) midfielder Jay Tabb reckons it will be sooner rather than later that the Royals register their first Premier League victory of the season.
A last-minute strike from Hal Robson-Kanu was required for Reading to get a point from their 3-3 clash with Fulham on Saturday, but it left them sitting in the drop zone and without a win from their opening eight games.
Reading face Arsenal in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night (bet365 - match prices Reading 16/5, draw 13/6, Arsenal 5/6) and it could provide a nice distraction from the rigours of Premier League life.
Next up in the league is a game with rock-bottom QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday and fans will be buoyant this can finally be the weekend Reading record a Premier League win, especially given the fact they have failed to hold onto a lead in their last three matches (bet365 - match prices QPR 5/6, draw 13/5, Reading 10/3).
Tabb told the Reading website he believes it’s a matter of time until they final get that win and their performances to date deserve more than their current points total suggests.
“We’ve been in winning positions a lot now and we’ve got to see things out and get a win on the board,” he said.
“But it’s important not to be harsh on yourself because there are positives to take from the game. It’s not as if we’re getting beat three of four nil every week – a win is in sight.
“The moral in the squad is good because it looks like we can win games and I’m sure the first one is round the corner.”