Griffin: Reading FC can book dream ticketBy Jonny Fordham
April 28, 2011
Andy Griffin is confident that Reading can book a dream ticket at Wembley for the play-off final.
The dates for the play-off semi-finals were finalised this week ahead of the £90million Wembley showdown on Monday, May 30:
Thursday, May 12 7.45pm 6th v 3rd*
Friday, May 13 7.45pm 5th v 4th
Monday, May 16 7.45pm 3rd v 6th**
Tuesday, May 17 7.45pm 4th v 5th
“We’re not bothered who we play, it is a little bit of a lottery,” said Griffin.
“Whether we finish in third, fourth, fifth or sixth and whoever we play, we’re confident that we can get to the final and win.”
Griffin’s team-mate Noel Hunt has also promised fans that Easter Monday’s surprise 3-2 home defeat to Sheffield United was just a blip ahead of Saturday’s game at Coventry.
He added: “It was schoolboy stuff from us and the manager wasn’t happy at half-time, but we need to pick ourselves back up for Coventry.
“We had a chat with the manager after the game and spoke among ourselves and we won’t let that happen again.
“Coventry is a big game, they’re playing with no fear and we have got to keep our foot on the gas and get back to winning ways.”
*If Nottingham Forest finish in fifth position, dates for the ties will be reversed due to cricket at Trent Bridge. ** Second legs would also be reversed