"We want to cause an upset" - Reading defender aiming for Leeds United scalp at Elland Road

Reading make the trip to face Leeds United on Saturday afternoon

Friday, 21st February 2020, 2:59 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 3:08 pm
Reading defender Andy Yiadom. (Image: Getty)

Reading are aiming to cause an "upset" this weekend when they travel to Elland Road in Championship action.

The Royals make the trip to LS11 with Marcelo Bielsa's side looking to make it two home wins in a row having toppled Bristol City last time out.

Mark Bowen's outfit stormed to a 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday and now face a second trip to Yorkshire in seven days.

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The visitors sit 15th in the division ahead of kick-off, 11 points from both the play-offs and the relegation zone.

Defender Andy Yiadom insists that he and his team-mates are aiming to upset the Whites in their hunt for promotion and says they have a game plan in mind to stifle the hosts.

"They're a great side," he told the Royals club website.

"Elland Road will be a good place to go, especially with their fans. But we want to go there and cause an upset.

"We'll go there with confidence, we'll have a game plan - we'll want to stick to that and see what we can do.

"The manager has told us how they play and how they like to come out of the traps and we want to be prepared for that."

Asked about how this week's preparations had gone before the showdown, Yiadom added: "Everyone's been putting in a good shift. We know there's a tough one coming up on the weekend, so everyone's been putting 100 per cent in and that makes training much better.

"It was good to come away from Sheffield and pick up three points and get a clean sheet. Everyone's got a spring in their step now, but we obviously know that there's another tough one on the weekend.

"Everyone's staying humble and working hard, so that come Saturday, everyone is 100 per cent on it.

"There are a lot of games coming up, but at the same time we have a big squad - we've got some good players here, and if someone's tired, someone else can come in and fill their place.

"There's confidence around the team, everyone's got a good feeling."