Hughsey Urges Calm In Reading Ranks

Last updated : 23 September 2002 By Rob Cooper

Hughes battles for the ball
The highly-impressive 1-0 win a t Molineux saw the Royals rise to eighth in the league, just four points adrift of the play-off places.

However, Andy Hughes believes that fans should not raise their expectations for the teams first Division One campaign for five years - the priority should remain survival.

The 24-year-old, signed from Notts County for £250,000 just over a year ago has urged caution amongst the Reading supporters.

He told "People should remember we just came up from the Second Division after four years there. We are not going to win every game.

"We are going to draw a few and lose a few and people will have to get used to that. Our aim has just got to be to stay up and I feel our squad is more than good enough to do that."

Meanwhile, Hughes believs that Wolves can turn things around after an indifferent start to the season.

He added: "Wolves have got quality players. They are working hard, doing all the right things. But you could hear the crowd getting on their backs.

"They remind me of us last season when we felt the pressure of being the favourites and we are playing with a lot more freedom this season."