Reading's Simon Church cautious over promotion bid

Simon Church
Church scored the winner in Saturday's 4-3 victory at Nottingham Forest

Reading's Simon Church says the team will not get carried away after their 4-3 win at Nottingham Forest put them four points off automatic promotion.

The striker, 22, scored Saturday's winner to help the club move up to fifth in the Championship - the Royals' highest league position this season.

"All we want to do is get into the Premier League," he told BBC Berkshire.

"But we got to be realistic and take each game as it comes. That's what we're doing and it's working well."

Speaking after the Forest win, the Wales international added: "It was a big game in terms of our promotion push and to come to a place like this and get a result like that is great.

"It shows we keep going to the last minute and it's a credit to the squad."

Church, who scored his fifth goal of the season on Saturday, says the Royals must now turn their attention to the trip to Scunthorpe on Tuesday evening.

"It's a really tough place to go. People don't know how tough it really is - it's a really close ground and obviously the facilities aren't as big as somewhere like Reading.

"It's a game we'll have confidence in and we'll need to go there and get the three points."