Murty Seeks Improvement

Last updated : 31 January 2003 By Rob Cooper
Graeme Murty
Murt tackles Portsmouth's Carl Robinson
Boss Alan Pardew dubbed Tuesday's defeat to high-flying Leicester City his side's "worst display of the season".

Graeme Murty is desperate to make amends after his side put in such a shoddy display in midweek.

The team trained at Manchester United's Carrington training complex today in preparation for tomorrow's clash with Stan Ternants side. Murty is hoping the side can get a win to end the run that has seen Reading fail to record a win this year.

Speaking to ahead of tomorrow's Turf Moor clash Murts said: "We all want to get in there and have another game after Tuesday night. We were all disappointed with the way we played."

After a highly promising surge towards the play-offs in the first half of the season the Royals have sunk to seventh following a string of defeats. Indeed, defeat tomorrow and Reading could find themselves lying as low as twelfth.

Murty added: "We let ourselves down and we know we are better than that, as our position in the league shows. We all have standards that we aim to keep up and we hope to rectify that at Turf Moor."