Nigeria forward Sone Aluko has expressed optimism that Reading will turn their season around despite their struggles.
Reading have picked up one win from their last 12 English Championship matches to leave them just four points above the relegation zone. They are 18th on 32 points in the 24-team league table.
Last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough was their fourth loss in five games which has led to the club fans turning on their manager Jaap Stam.
But winger Aluko is certain results will soon improve.
“It’s not going our way at the minute, but I’m a big believer in making your own luck and we have to keep believing,” Aluko, who was Stam’s biggest signing last summer when he joined from Fulham, told Reading Chronicle.
“It’s easy to lose confidence when you’re losing games and you start second guessing yourselves.
“But we haven’t become bad players overnight, so we believe it will turn with hard work.”
The former Hull City star admits they have to find solutions to their problems rather dwell on them.
He added: “We’ll be working hard. We have to stick together, keep fighting and address the problems we’re encountering in games at the moment.
“We are where we are. It’s the reality, and we’ve got to deal with it.
“It’s about what’s going on between your ears as much as what is happening with the ball at your feet.
“As players, you’ve got to keep believing. And if we do, I’m confident we will turn it around.”
Reading are without a fixture this weekend due to Sheffield United’s FA Cup involvement.