Reading boss Paul Ince believes 'small margins' are costing his side on the road.

Despite having the third best home record in the Championship, the Royals also have the second-worst away record- winning just three away games this campaign.

Facing Cardiff City in the Welsh capital tonight, Ince insists his team will go there full of confidence, determined to correct the travel woes.

“We know our away form hasn’t been great this year. That’s been about small margins," the former England captain said. "At Burnley we had a penalty turned down in the 92nd minute, at QPR we gave away a penalty in the last four minutes, Sunderland was down to one mistake at the end.

“But we won away at Millwall which is one of the toughest places to go to, and won 1-0 at Wigan, and got a win at Hull. So there have been bits and pieces – we can do it, but we don’t do it on a consistent basis.

“We don’t go into away games feeling nervous or worried about how we’re going to play – because we’ve proved we can go and do it. But we have been punished for our mistakes."

Over 1200 Royals are expected to make the journey to South Wales- with train strikes meaning supporters either have to drive, get the coach or pay to stay overnight.

Reading won the reverse fixture 2-1 in August.