Chris Gunter backs Reading possession-based approach to games

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Gunter backs Reading's new style

Reading defender Chris Gunter believes his side will not change their possession-based approach under Jaap Stam despite four games without a win.

Wales international Gunter, 27, has captained the Royals in their past two games in the absence of Paul McShane.

"We obviously want to be more in control," he told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"There's times where people get frustrated with us keeping the ball, but if it's not on for going forward, we want to keep hold of it."

Reading have the highest average percentage for possession in the Championship, but despite having the ball for 69% of Tuesday's match against Aston Villa, Stam's side lost 2-1.

"Even if you only come and watch Reading for one game, you'd know our intentions," Gunter said. "We're pretty consistent in our approach.

"It's something that I'm used to with Wales and I really enjoy the style of play.

"I think football has gone more that way as the years have gone by, more European."

Reading travel to the league's bottom side Rotherham on Saturday, who parted company with manager Alan Stubbs on Wednesday.

Gunter expects another tight game despite the Millers' current plight.

"In the Championship, regardless of the style of play, you're never going to be [lots of] goals ahead or behind in games," he added.

"In the last 30 minutes, you're either drawing or you're a goal ahead or a goal behind. I don't see that changing immediately."

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