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Wilson on Reading

24 March 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson is playing his cards close to his chest ahead of his side’s match at Reading tomorrow.

Speaking to the media this afternoon, ahead of two long, long away trips to face the Royals then Yeovil, Danny said, “We've got a few doubts at this moment in time. We don't know exactly who'll be available.

“We're not quite sure about (Peter) Ramage. He'll have a scan today and we'll get the results tonight.

“Best case scenario - couple or three weeks (out). Worse case I'd say the season. Either way it's not ideal but it's what happens.

“We are looking (in the loan market). I wouldn't say it's desperate but it's very difficult to get the players in I think would help us. With what’s available at the moment, there’s a lot of young kids. You just don't know what you're getting. And then the experienced ones are being held on to.

“The problem we have is you're only allowed five loans in your squad. We already have two long-terms with Ramage and Pedersen. Then we have Hunt and McLaughlin. It's not an easy task but if we feel we need it we'll have to push the button quite late.

“It's always a time in the areas where you're quite vulnerable you seem to get the injuries.”

Wilson is certain his side are up for the fight despite sitting bottom of the league after a late defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday.

“It can change on a game to game basis and we will be hoping to affect it,” he added.

“We genuinely believe we can do it. We won't give up the ghost.

“There're too many games in front of us to start worrying. The worry’s not there. The fear’s not there. 

“We know what football’s like and we know how a result can be turned on its head. Going down to Reading doesn't faze me whatsoever. I'm quite looking forward to it - great pitch, great stadium and it should be a good atmosphere. What a game to get points from. 

“We've approached every game and try to win every game. We don't go to any game and expect to lose three points. 

“You have to stay in the game. Yes we want to win the game but you have to stay in the game.”

And tomorrow night’s opponents, Reading, currently sit two points clear in the last of four play-off spots.

“They've got good pace,” said Wilson of Nigel Adkins’ side. “They play at a very high tempo. They've got players who have played in the Premier League and they're going well for the play-offs. 

“From where we are and our performance on Saturday there's still fight in the dog.

“Reading is a tough assignment. It's not something that fazes us. We've got to go there and look forward to the challenge. I certainly am.”

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