Ryan Fredericks is full of confidence that Fulham can book a place at Wembley for the Championship play-off final by beating Reading at the Madjeski Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Whites head into the second leg level pegging thanks to Tom Cairney’s second half header and Fredericks, who was a barnstorming presence on the right wing during the second half yesterday, believes that Fulham’s excellent away record during the league run-in will stand Slavisa Jokanovic’s side in good stead.
Fredericks told GetWestLondon’s Fulham reporter Ryan O’Donovan after the final whistle yesterday:
We haven’t written ourselves off and we have the second best away form in the league and they’re going to have to come out [and play]. We’re good on the counter attack and the game is still widely open and we fancy ourselves going into the second leg.
The last ten games or so we’ve been playing the style the gaffer wants and beaten most teams we’ve played so as long as we keep playing our game and doing what we work on in training we shouldn’t have any problems winning it.
They set up well and I think they slowed it down whenever they had the chance, they’re probably thinking they’d take a draw from the game and take it back to their place and will be confident. We knew we were in for a tough game, they finished third in the league for a reason and I have full respect for Reading and how they set up and play but it’s our job to go and beat them.