Reading FC captain Michael Morrison wants to end the season on a high after securing Championship survival for another year.

Despite losing 3-0 to Hull City on Saturday, centre-back Morrison was relieved that the clubs second tier status was confirmed- albeit not in the fashion he would have preferred.

Speaking to the club website after the defeat, he said: “I’d say the hard work was done last weekend and we wanted to finish it today and obviously you want to win the game and do it with you in control because you have been successful.

“Today Peterborough lost, and the club stayed up so it is a happy day, but a bit of mixed emotions where we’ve not done as well as we would have liked performance wise. But ultimately the bigger picture is Reading are staying in the Championship.

“We’ve had a lot of problems to deal with on and off the pitch and we have got through that and now it is the time to take stock for what is a really important summer for the football club.”


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“Ultimately it is a good day, and we’ll drive off back happy, we’ve got two more games and we want to end the season with real positivity.

“It is a huge relief to think we’ve got some really talented players so I am hoping in the next two games they will feel a lot freer and be able to express themselves a bit more and put on a show next week.”

Having already played under three managers, and been involved in countless relegation scraps over the course of his long career, Morrison knows the importance of survival in the Championship, and the impact the boss can have.

Continuing on the club website, he said: “I think when Paul took the job his remit was to keep us up and he has done that with games to spare, everyone has worked hard and it has been a big commitment from everybody including the fans, who again came with a good away following and ultimately we have stayed up in a really difficult year.

“When you’re at home you’re still thinking about it, even when you are with your kids or out at the cinema, it doesn’t come off your mind.

“The boys have shown huge character... since the manager came in we have certainly shown a lot more grit and determination and that has enabled the fans to get behind the team."