Reading skipper Jobi McAnuff insists no-one has given up beating the drop.
The Royals are favourites to go down this season.
"No-one is giving up," said McAnuff. "We've got eight massive games left and it doesn't matter who we've got, we'll show our pride and see if we can pick some results up. For us, it's about believing that we're good enough to be here and we really do believe that. We've earned the right to be here and we'll do our best to make sure that we stay up."