Royals are more than a match for the big boys

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Reading skipper Ivar Ingimarsson insists the Royals will be mentally prepared for the visit of leaders QPR tomorrow despite the bitter disappointment of conceding a last-gasp equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Cardiff in midweek still fresh in the memory.

Craig Bellamy netted a controversial 97th minute leveller for the Bluebirds in the Welsh capital and Reading manager Brian McDermott said he felt his players were ‘robbed”’

But now Reading have to turn their attention to Neil Warnock’s table-toppers and Ingimarsson said: “It shows how well we played that we were disappointed with coming away from Cardiff with just one point.

“I think we can go into the game with our heads held high. We did well at a very difficult away ground and I thought we had the game won.

“We feel very much cheated but we will take the good stuff from the Cardiff game and bring it to the QPR match.

“We want to win it and if we can do that we will have taken four points from two difficult games. It’s just like the gaffer says – it’s all about winning the next game.”


The 33-year-old, who has returned from nine months out with a hamstring tear, added: “I am very happy to be back and I’m enjoying my football again. I don’t think I have enjoyed it this month for a very long time.”

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