Coppell: I will make changes for Arsenal clash

16 April 2008
Reading boss Steve Coppell has told his squad that he will make changes for Saturday's Premier League clash with Arsenal after last weekend's dismal 2-0 defeat against Fulham. Coppell's men were dragged back into the relegation scrap after the defeat, and are just three points above the drop zone with four games remaining.And Coppell has responded by telling his players that no outfield player emerged from the clash with credit and he will drop a number of stars for the trip to third-placed Arsenal.

"There will be changes, and I could do whatever I want in terms of selection," the former Manchester United winger told Reading's official website.

"I don't like to change a winning team, so when we lose it's only right that to do what I see fit.

"Only Marcus (Hahnemann, the goalkeeper) came out of Fulham with any credit to be honest."

And Coppell insists he is looking forward to facing Arsenal, which he describes as a 'no-lose' game.

He said: "I'm always saying that the games against the elite teams are no-lose situations because not many teams around you are likely to pick up points there.

"Everybody says it's nigh-on impossible, but for every single game I think we are capable of winning, that's my mentality.

"I will feel that again when the game comes around."