Positivity will bring Reading FC wins says GorkssBy Lewis Rudd
October 11, 2012
Kaspars Gorkss insists his Reading team mates are remaining positive despite squandering the lead for the second game in succession.
Royals’ winless streak in the Premier League has now stretched to six after Swansea City staged a second-half comeback to earn a point in the 2-2 draw at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
The side also twice led Newcastle United in their previous league outing the weekend before, however, lady luck was not with the hosts that afternoon, as a handled effort from Demba Ba ensured the Magpies left Madejski Stadium with a share of the spoils.
And although the Latvia captain widely accepts that a first top-flight win of the campaign will come, Gorkss believes it is essential the team take the positives from the fact they are now unbeaten in three games and start looking at ways they can rid the mistakes which have hindered the side since their return from the Championship.
He said: “You can look at it in two different ways; we have not lost for three games or we haven’t won any games in the Premier League as well.
“I think we need to try and stay positive and hope the first win comes soon.
“In this league, specifically, players of this quality use every mistake they have and every chance they have.
“Newcastle had two chances and scored both and also the same happened (at Swansea).
“I think we we’re lucky to score two goals on the break (on Saturday) in the first half, but at the same time we were unlucky to concede the first goal.
“If we had managed to keep the clean sheet for a little longer we may have gone on to win.
“But step by step we need to improve and hopefully the luck will come our way.”
The centre-half, who has recently been joined in the back four by summer signing Adrian Mariappa at the expense of previous ever-present Alex Pearce, went on to say how the pair have formed a “comfortable” understanding with each other, adding how it is “disappointing” to have not yet kept a clean sheet.
“We are trying to look at things positively and build some momentum with not losing games,” he said.
“But we need just need that bit of luck and the first win will come soon enough.
“It is going to happen.”