‘Jaap Stam had a dream’ goes the new chant ringing around the Madejski Stadium at the moment, and that dream is certainly going well at the moment.
The Royals have had a better start to the season than anyone could have imagined, currently sitting in 5th in the Championship table, with winnable games against Wigan Athletic and Burton Albion coming up.
Stam deserves considerable credit for the wonderful job he’s doing in Berkshire, and for the new signings which have turned Reading from a lacklustre mid-table side into Play-Off hopefuls.
If you look at the players who played last season, and their performances this season then you’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching a different set of players.
Ali Al-Habsi has been incredible in between the sticks and Paul McShane epitomises the team’s spirit.
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