Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak insists team will scrap for survival
Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is optimistic that the club can stay up because the team has the right attitude.
Last Updated: 19/01/13 2:16pm
The Russia international has scored eight goals in 20 games for the Royals - including three in his last three - since his summer arrival but the newly-promoted side remain in the relegation zone.
And yet, the 29-year-old believes there is "light at the end of the tunnel" for Brian McDermott's team because they work so hard for each other.
"For me each goal is important and at the moment each goal is a treasure for us," Pogrebnyak told Russian newspaper Sport Express.
"The one I scored against Tottenham shouldn't be counted as we lost that game. But the other two made me very happy.
"We mustn't play like we did in the first part of the season. That's why I'm happy that we had two victories in the second part and we're three points from 17th which would mean our survival.
"We'll work and we'll win. I like that the team loves working and everyone is fighting and running. This is important.
"It can be that sometimes we need a little more skill but we do our best. At the moment, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel."