Date: 13th May 2017 at 1:12pm
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Liam Moore has said he doesn’t mind if people are ready to ‘write off’ Reading’s chances against Fulham, he’s happy enough with the Royals being the underdogs.

Not that he was much involved, Moore was a member of the Leicester squad that proved everyone wrong when the Foxes won the Premier League title – that despite being 5,000-1 outsiders.

Odds don’t much bother Moore, signed by Jaap Stam last summer.

He told BBC Radio Berkshire: ‘I was around a 5,000-1 miracle last year, so I don’t look too much into the odds.’

With the help of Moore, 24, Reading finished the season in third, ahead of Fulham, sixth, for what it’s worth heading into the first of the two legs against the Whites at Craven Cottage this evening.

Moore knows we have exceeded the expectations of most but doesn’t think Reading should be written off. Then again if that happens he’s not that worried about it in any case.

Adding: ‘Not many people thought we’d be where we are this season, but it’s an enjoyable place to be and has been a fantastic season. If people want to write us off without a ball being kicked, then that’s fine. We’ll continue to work hard and see where it takes us.’

The defender went on to praise the contribution of former Manchester United defender Stam and the experience he’s passed on, which Moore hopes can see the Royals through to do the boss proud.

‘Hopefully we can do the gaffer proud as every piece of information he’s passed on to us this season has been vitally important and stuff we can take on board. Every week I feel like I’ve learnt something new from him and started to create good habits in my game. It’s only good for me to be playing under him.’

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