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PILKINGTON EXPECTING TOUGH GAME

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15:39 9th November 2012

by Jonny Lally

Midfielder hoping for three points against Reading

CITY winger Anthony Pilkington is hoping the team can continue their recent run of form against Reading in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

With three wins and a draw from their last four games, Chris Hughton’s side have certainly recovered from a slow start, and the Manager will be keen to see them continue that against Brian McDermott’s Royals at the Madejski Stadium.

Pilkington has featured in the last four Premier League games for City after a short injury absence, and is certainly happy to be back involved once again.

He told Canaries Player: “I’m a nightmare when I’m not playing, the Mrs will tell you that! 

“I’m happy to be out there now and getting a good run of games. Hopefully I can start chipping in with a few goals too.

“You look at the last four performances and they’ve been really good. We’ll try to take that confidence into the weekend and come away with all three points. 

“Reading are struggling for a win and three points, but hopefully it won’t come against us on Saturday.

“It’s a tough, tough league and they’re finding that out quickly. Hopefully we can go and do what we’ve been doing in the last couple of performances and take that confidence into the weekend.

“They can score goals and even put five past Arsenal. Not many teams can say they’ve done that. It’s going to be tough and we’re under no illusions about that.

“They’re fighting to get that first win, but hopefully the boys can get three points, and we can come home happy on Saturday.”

Last weekend City made it three home wins on the spin with a 1-0 success over a tricky Stoke City side, courtesy of Bradley Johnson’s headed goal.

Pilkington added: “They are a strong outfit and they do what they do really well, so it’s always a really tough game against Stoke. 

“It’s hard to pick up points against them because of how good they are at what they do. It was never going to be a pretty game for the neutral, but it was a good day for all Norwich fans.

“You have to chop and change in this league because there are so many different types of teams and they’re all tough. The lads showed what they were about last weekend just like they have done all season apart from a couple of bad results that we’ve put behind us now.

“We looked at performances earlier in the season like against QPR and Spurs and we took heart from those because we felt we could have taken more points from those games.

“We were a bit unlucky not to with the chances we created. The last couple of performances have been excellent though – we’re starting to become more ruthless and starting to pick up wins.”

To watch the full interview with Anthony Pilkington on Canaries Player click here.

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