Date: 23rd February 2017 at 9:29am
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As Brighton gear up for the top of the Championship table clash with Reading this weekend, centre half Lewis Dunk has been speaking about the strength and spirit amongst the players so far this campaign.

Hosting Reading at the Amex Stadium on Saturday for the 5.30pm Sky Sports screened kick off, it will be second versus fourth as the table stands at this moment in time, and Dunk knows we’ll have to show all of our characteristics on the day to get the result and all three points that we want.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own pre game press interviews the 25 year old said that the way we had regularly responded to setbacks was proof of the spirit in the group of players we have.

‘It`s one of the best squads I`ve been in for mental strength and we`ve proved that from the number of times we`ve come back from being down or drawing towards the end of games. We never stop fighting and we keep going until the end. The whole way through the season we just focus on the next game. That`s the only we you can approach things in this league. If you get too far ahead of yourself, you get left behind. The whole squad is just looking at the Reading game and focusing on that one.’

Pressed for a snippet on how he felt his own form had been this year, Dunk explained.

‘I think I`ve been much more consistent this year, made fewer mistakes and tried to keep focusing on that. I want to stay consistent until the end of the year.’

Moving quickly on though Dunk went back to the challenge that will be Reading but he knew the group were again bouyed following victory over Barnsley last weekend.

‘We`re coming into Saturday off the back of a good result against Barnsley, where I thought we got back to what we did best at the start of the season. It was an important result, especially after that little blip where we weren`t playing to the level we know we can, so it was good to get the three points and a clean sheet. We know how good Reading are, but if we get our game plan right and play at our best, we can beat anyone in this league.’

Wit the interview taking place following this week’s signing session where he was joined by Shane Duffy, Dale Stephens and members of the women`s team to meet and greet with the fans, he ended by saying.

‘It was very enjoyable and brilliant to see so many young fans come to the stadium. Having Dale and Shane there was great. It was a good laugh and it was great to see all the fans.’

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