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Veljko Paunovic has feelings of pain and pride after Reading’s loss at Luton

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2021 by PA4 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic said his side’s 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat at Luton was a ‘painful’ one.The Royals chief made a host of changes to his team, giving three debuts and selecting 13 players in his squad who have come through the Royals academy.However, George Moncur’s wonderful volley on 30 minutes was enough to settle the tie, with home goalkeeper Simon Sluga...Full Story »

George Moncur goal proves enough to take Luton past Reading

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2021 by PA3 hits

George Moncur scored the only goal of the game as Luton beat fellow Championship side Reading 1-0 in the FA Cup.The midfielder volleyed the only goal of the third-round tie in the first half to decide the contest at Kenilworth Road.A much-changed Hatters side had the best of the early chances, Ryan Tunnicliffe volleying James Bree’s cross over, while Elliot Lee also stabbed wide from anoth...Full Story »

Gabriel Osho in line for Luton debut against Reading

Posted Friday, January 08, 2021 by PA5 hits

Gabriel Osho could make his Luton debut against Reading in the FA Cup.The 22-year-old defender, who joined Town from the Royals in November, has been recalled from a loan spell with Yeovil.James Bree is close to returning from a long-term knee problem.The tie is expected to go ahead despite Luton’s match with QPR last weekend being postponed due to positive coronavirus tests within the squ...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic hails Reading’s growing self-belief

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA3 hits

Veljko Paunovic believes Reading’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield signalled a change in their mentality.For the first time under his management, the Royals won a game after going behind.Lucas Joao’s impressive second half brace turned the game on its head in West Yorkshire after Fraizer Campbell had given Town an early lead.Paunovic said: “We know we win a lot when we take the lead fi...Full Story »

Lucas Joao at the double as Reading hit back to halt Huddersfield’s home run

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA7 hits

Reading ended Huddersfield’s excellent home run as they came from behind to claim a 2-1 Championship win.Lucas Joao’s classy second-half brace cancelled out Fraizer Campbell’s opener as the high-flying visitors ended Town’s five-match winning streak at the John Smith’s Stadium.Huddersfield were out to make it six successive home victories for the first time since 20...Full Story »

Swansea miss chance to move back up to second after Reading stalemate

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 by PA10 hits

Swansea missed the chance to go back up to second in the Sky Bet Championship as they were frustrated by Reading in a goalless draw on a bitterly cold evening at the Liberty Stadium.Steve Cooper’s side had ripped up their poor pitch before Christmas and relaid a new playing surface and this was their first game on it.The Swans dominated and had all the chances but could not turn their pres...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic pleased to see Reading rediscover form in Luton win

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA5 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic felt that his team reproduced their rampant early-season form – at least in the first half – as they earned a hard-fought 2-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Luton.Centre-back Tom McIntyre gave Reading a ninth-minute lead from a superb volley and Alfa Semedo made it 2-0 before the break.Luton improved markedly after the interval but could find no way thr...Full Story »

Reading return to winning ways with hard-fought victory over Luton

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA8 hits

Reading reignited their push for a Sky Bet Championship play-off spot with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Luton.Centre-back Tom McIntyre gave Reading an early lead with a precise first-time finish, while Benfica loanee Alfa Semedo added a second goal shortly before the break.Luton improved after the interval and were rewarded in the 90th minute when substitute Kazenga LuaLua scored from long ran...Full Story »

Reading could welcome back John Swift for Luton visit

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA18 hits

John Swift should return from a hamstring injury to boost Reading in their Championship clash with Luton on Boxing Day.The 25-year-old midfielder has been out of action since September but has been working hard in recent weeks towards making a comeback.Free-scoring striker Lucas Joao could also be back to business after a minor knock.The 11-goal hitman last featured in the 2-1 home loss to Birmi...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic bemoans Reading’s ‘horrendous’ start at Brentford

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA10 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic blamed his side’s “horrendous” first half for the 3-1 collapse at the hands of promotion rivals Brentford.Mathias Jensen and a Bryan Mbeumo brace gave the Bees a three-goal cushion before the break, while Sone Aluko’s header with his first touch was just a consolation.“We were horrendous against a very good team who took advantage of the...Full Story »

Gareth Ainsworth keeps believing even though the table makes grim reading

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA8 hits

Gareth Ainsworth insisted Wycombe will stay up despite seeing his side slip to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table following a 1-1 draw with QPR.Anis Mehmeti’s first senior goal two minutes from time earned a point for the hosts at Adams Park after Rangers had taken a 29th-minute lead through Jason McCarthy’s second own goal of the season.Sheffield Wednesday’s victory ...Full Story »

Bryan Mbeumo scores twice as Brentford beat Reading

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA9 hits

Brentford warmed up for their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Newcastle with an emphatic 3-1 win over Sky Bet Championship play-off rivals Reading.Mathias Jensen and a Bryan Mbeumo brace gave the Bees a first-half cushion, with Sone Aluko’s first-touch goal was merely a consolation.Both sides were missing key players through injury and suspension, but the Bees settled quickest.They...Full Story »

Defensive dilemma faces Thomas Frank ahead of Brentford’s clash with Reading

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020 by PA15 hits

Thomas Frank has a dilemma in defence ahead of Brentford’s clash with Reading in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.Ethan Pinnock was shown a straight red card during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Watford and is set to serve a one-match ban this weekend.Charlie Goode was introduced in midweek for his first appearance in more than a month and may start against the Royals if Pontus Jansson f...Full Story »

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke got more than he bargained for at Reading

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020 by PA18 hits

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke would have settled for a draw at Reading but a 2-1 victory made the evening “even sweeter” for him as his side went back to the top of the Championship.City went ahead in the 11th minute through an individual effort from Emiliano Buendia but Michael Olise equalised just three minutes later.Norwich top scorer Teemu Pukki claimed his 10th goal of the sea...Full Story »

Reading full-back Omar Richards ruled out of Norwich clash

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by PA19 hits

Omar Richards will miss Reading’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Norwich on Wednesday.The full-back picked up an unspecified injury in Saturday’s 1-0 win at QPR and is expected to be sidelined for at least a week.Lucas Joao and Yakou Meite remain out of action and are not expected to be fit until January.John Swift, Andy Yiadom, George Puscas and Felipe Araruna are all still injured...Full Story »

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic hopes to keep match-winner Michael Olise grounded

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA15 hits

Reading boss Veljko Paunovic pledged to keep Michael Olise’s feet on the ground after the youngster enhanced his growing reputation with a stunning winner against QPR.Substitute Olise, on his 19th birthday, scored with a superb 89th-minute strike to give the Royals a 1-0 victory at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.It was his third goal of the season but Paunovic insisted Olise is far fr...Full Story »

Birthday boy Michael Olise nets late winner as Reading see off QPR

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA13 hits

Michael Olise’s stunning 89th-minute goal gave Reading a 1-0 win at QPR.Olise, on as a substitute on his 19th birthday, picked up the ball near the edge of the penalty area and bent home a glorious left-footed strike for his third goal of the season.Ilias Chair had gone closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the woodwork with 13 minutes remaining.And the miss proved costly as Olise&r...Full Story »

Knocks could force QPR boss Mark Warburton into changes for Reading clash

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2020 by PA21 hits

QPR are carrying a few knocks into this weekend’s home game against Reading.Ahead of the match, Hoops boss Mark Warburton remained coy on his team selection, revealing to the media that he does have injury concerns but not elaborating on who is struggling.Todd Kane, Albert Adomah and Macauley Bonne are among the options should Warburton make changes.QPR ended a three-match losing streak in...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic believes Reading need to show more maturity

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2020 by PA13 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic urged his players to show more “maturity” after their four-match unbeaten Championship run came to an end with a 2-1 home defeat by Birmingham.Birmingham deservedly led 2-0 at half-time thanks to a brace of excellent goals in an eight-minute spell from Jon Toral.Reading rallied after the interval and reduced the deficit in the 61st minute through Yakou...Full Story »

Jon Toral scores twice as 10-man Birmingham upset Reading

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2020 by PA19 hits

Jon Toral scored twice as Reading’s four-match unbeaten run in the Championship came to an end in a 2-1 home defeat to 10-man Birmingham.A poor first half from the hosts saw City take a merited 2-0 lead, both goals coming from excellent strikes from Toral in an eight-minute spell.Reading got back into it in the 61st minute, when Yakou Meite touched in from close range, and had a chance to ...Full Story »

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