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Robson-Kanu: 'Reading can't be complacent'

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Reading winger Hal Robson-Kanu is fully aware that complacency should be avoided at all costs, if Reading are to earn an instant return to the top-flight.

Nigel Adkins' side finished in 19th position in the Premier League last season and generally struggled to compete with other teams in the division.

The Royals amassed only six wins during the entire campaign and finished the season with a meagre 28 points.

Robson-Kanu managed to score seven goals in 25 Premier League appearances, in a Reading side that was devoid of goals.

However, Reading are among the clear favourites with bookmakers for an immediate return to the Premier League, but Robson-Kanu believes they will only achieve this if complacency is avoided.

The 24-year-old used the examples of Wolves, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton as a warning to his Reading teammates, and believes an immediate return to English football's top flight isn't as straightforward as some believe.

The Reading academy graduate believes the Royals' squad need to be mentally prepared for the long, arduous season ahead and emphasised the importance of the team sticking together as a group, in what is an incredibly competitive division.

The Wales international told Talksport's Drive Time: “If you look at it a lot of the teams that went down last season were fighting at the bottom of the table and fighting for their safety in the league.

“That says a lot. It’s to do with the mentality going into the league as group. You’re obviously coming from the Premier League and it’s easy to think that stepping down a level is going to be easier but that’s not the case.

“It’s going to be more competitive. It’s going to be more ferocious and as a squad we have to be mentally prepared and show our quality at the same time by winning games and come the end of the season we’ll be where we want to be.”

 

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