Reading chairman John Madejski still believes Reading have a chance of staying in the Premier League, however admits it would take something very special.
The Royals currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table with 24 points and have not won a single game in their last nine. Reading face QPR in a relegation decider on Sunday, with the loser of the game confirmed of their relegation, with a draw sending both clubs down.
The chances of either Reading or QPR staying up are very slim, with many bookmakers not taking bets on their iminent relegation.
Madejski told reporters: "It's not over until the fat lady sings and she's not singing just yet.
"Of course it would take something very special indeed for us not to be playing in the Championship next season.
"Reading always punches way above its weight and will continue to do so.
"Funny things happen in football and if I don't have the belief as Chairman then how can I expect anyone else to have it?
"So I'd never condemn Reading until anything is confirmed.
"Everybody plays their part in that, from the receptionists on the front desk to owner Anton Zingarevich."
However, Reading will be aware that they must win all of their remaining fixtures to stand any chance of survival. One thing is for sure the Berkshire outfit will not go down without a fight.
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