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Adam Le Fondre claims Reading can handle Premier League challenge

Adam Le Fondre: Embracing the challenges posed by life in the Premier League

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Adam Le Fondre says Reading can have no complaints about a heavy workload, with the top-flight where they want to be.

The Royals will take in their third Premier League fixture in eight days on Tuesday when they travel to fellow strugglers Aston Villa.

Brian McDermott's side are also facing up to a hectic festive period, with seven fixtures scheduled for December.

Le Fondre is aware that a testing run will push Reading to their limit, but insists those at the Madejski Stadium are relishing the challenge.

"Playing in the Championship last year it was Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday," he said.

"The Premier League is a very demanding league, but it's where we want to be."

Reading head to Villa Park in midweek on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Wigan and Le Fondre concedes that they must learn quickly from the tough lessons being handed out in the top-flight.

He said: "Even if we had secured a 2-2 draw it would have been something. But I don't know what happened at the end, we gave another goal away and lost the game. To throw it away was daft.

"We all defend as a team and we take that burden on our shoulders. It's one to 11 and not just the defence. But we're doing reasonably well. We're scoring goals away from home as a group."

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