Church: Reading FC's strong squad is keyBy Matthew Sadler
December 01, 2011
Simon Church believes it is the strength of Reading's squad that is helping them climb the Championship table.
Royals' 3-2 victory over Peterborough United on Tuesday ensured they picked up back-to-back-wins for the first time this season, but it wasn't until the 61st-minute introductions of Adam Le Fondre and Hal Robson-Kanu that Brian McDermott's side took control of the game.
Both Le Fondre and Robson-Kanu scored in the final 12 minutes to secure the points, which moved Reading up to ninth place and just two points adrift of the play-offs ahead of Saturday's trip to Blackpool.
Church, who grabbed Royals' first goal, said: "It was massive for us to build on Ipswich. We showed it is down to people in the squad coming off the bench and making an impact every week.
"It's massive for us and the gaffers instils that to us. Even if you are not in the team you have got to be ready to make an impact and I think that's why we have such a strong squad.
"We will keep working hard, we are all in it together and we want to keep building on our results.
"We have had experiences of seeing games out and winning them late. We have kept going until the end for a long period of time now and we know that we can always win games.
"We want to keep ourselves in amongst it (play-off contention). It's not a massive thing that we look at or are concentrating on at the moment. We are just focused on the next game and off the back of the two results we have got it's another big game
"It's a tough place to go and they have Premier League experience from last season. We always back ourselves everywhere we go and off the back of these two results we have a lot of confidence.
"We can hold our hands up and say that the last two games we haven't played very well, but we have ground out results and our main focus at the end of the day is to win games and we are managing to do that at the moment."