Mills not thinking of top two at Reading FC just yetBy Jonny Fordham
February 13, 2012
Joseph Mills insists that Reading are not thinking about breaking into the top two just yet.
Royals are seven points off second-placed Southampton with a game in hand having won seven of their last nine league games.
Thirteenth-placed Derby County are next up at Pride Park tomorrow night after Saturday’s 2-0 home win over relegation-threatened Coventry City.
But when asked about gatecrashing the top two, Mills said: “I’m not sure anybody is really thinking about that. I know it’s a cliché, but you have to take care of every game as it comes.
“If we get on a good run I wouldn’t say it’s out of our reach, but at the same time we need to make sure we’re in the top-six at the end of the season.
“If we do that then it’s all to play for and we feel we can do what we need to do to get back into the Premier League.”
Mills came in for his first start since November 19 against the Sky Blues in place of Jobi McAnuff on the left wing.
Reading didn’t play to their best and had goalkeeper Adam Federici to thank for a string of second-half saves following Jimmy Kebe and Jason Roberts' first-half goals.
And Mills knows Royals will have to be better than that against Nigel Clough’s Rams on Tuesday night.
He added: “It’s going to be an entirely different game away from home.
“We’ve always been a team that concentrates on ourselves. We will look at the opposition, see what we have to do, but most importantly feel we need to play at our highest levels.”