Reading boss Steve Coppell admits things are getting desperate over their relegation battle.
"We need to win away from home because if you don't it is just too much pressure on our home games. And we need to do what Birmingham did against Arsenal.
"I know that was in special circumstances but we need to pick up a result, even if it is one point, that would be psychologically more important than the actual effect on the table.
"We need to pick up a result against one of the bigger teams. We picked up three against Liverpool but that kind of performance seems to be long gone now."