Reading centre-back Michael Morrison has stated that the Royals have an advantage on Wednesday night due to Nottingham Forest playing on Sunday.
Morrison and the Royals head into the game on the back of a disappointing defeat to Millwall, whilst Nottingham Forest continued their good run with a 3-1 victory over lowly Luton Town.
Reading will be hoping to get back to winning ways, and have shown that they can take points from the teams who are fighting for promotion.
The Royals have beaten both Preston and Fulham away from home in recent weeks, and will hope to do the same when they travel to the City Ground.
Morrison has expressed that the Royals have a little advantage due to when they played over the weekend, and that the side has to use it to their benefit.
Speaking to Reading’s official club website, Morrison said: “We’ve got a little bit of an advantage because Forest played on Sunday, hopefully we can use that and go into the game to try and win.
“We’ve had some tough games recently, especially away from home. Millwall was a tough day, but we’ve gone and got points from Preston and Fulham.”
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It’s one day, and it may well have affected Forest’s preparation for the game as they would probably have had to have a rest day on Monday, when the Reading players would have been training.
It’ll be interesting to see whether Sabri Lamouchi tries to freshen up the side for the midweek fixture or whether he remains unchanged.
The sides only met a couple of weeks ago and that ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw, so it should be a tight game with little to choose from the two sides.
Morrison has to ensure that himself and Liam Moore defend better than they did on Saturday for the two goals, and hope that they can get back to winning ways.