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Fulham v Reading - Views from the Bench

Fulham v Reading - Views from the Bench

This Saturday afternoon, Fulham entertain Reading in the first-leg of a two-legged Championship play-off.

The winners, over two legs, will face the winners of the other play-off tie between Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday.

Ahead of the fixture, both managers held their pre-match press conferences.

This is the crux of what Slavisa Jokanovic had to say,

'I don't know what's better, playing the first leg at home or away. We know we're starting at home in this tie and we're happy and confident.

'That's the most important thing in this situation where we are now.

'We're not intimidated in this situation, we've prepared this week in the normal way and I don't need to revolutionise anything for this game.

'The players know what they need to do for this game. We must quietly concentrate on our normal practice before playing Reading.'

And as for Jaap Stam, the Dutchman had this to say,

'We're prepping in exactly the same way we have all season. There's no reason for us to do things differently in how we've been working throughout the season.

'These are games that really matter in terms of your nerves and everything that comes into the game, certain tactics maybe.

'It's about coolness of players, do they still have the same ability to deliver certain things under pressure?

'It's going to be interesting how this game's going to go for them and for us. We've got a mixture of young and experienced players, so it's going to be a great learning experience for everybody.'

Bing it on, I can`t wait, how about you?

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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Friday May 12 2017
Time: 5:34PM

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