Kitson eyes right Royal shock

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Injured striker Dave Kitson believes that his Reading team-mates are more than capable of upsetting the odds when they take on Manchester United this weekend.

The Royals have adapted nicely to life in the top-flight having taken nine points from their opening five Premiership games and currently sit sixth in the table.

However, they face a real test of their credentials when United visit The Madejski Stadium on Saturday looking to bounce back from last weekend's home reverse to Arsenal.

Kitson, who has not played since the opening day of the season when he scored but picked up a knee injury in the home win over Middlesbrough, feels his team-mates could spring a surprise.

"It's a tough game but we have a chance," he told the club's official website. "We've had three good results this season and we deserve to be in the position we are.

"We've got a tough run, we're not going to take maximum points but we need something. We don't want it to be a case of giving a good account of ourselves and being unlucky. We want a result.

"A win would be fantastic, but I would have thought we would take a draw. It will be interesting this weekend because United have a Champions League game on Tuesday and obviously both games are important to them.

"We'll see what team they put out, they were the club that started the need for four strikers and rotation. The cliche is though that whatever side they put out will be a strong one."