Reading v Leicester: Player Ratings

Michael Regan

So who were the stars and who left a lot to be desired in Reading's 1-1 draw with Leicester? We rate the players and give you your chance to vote for your player of the match.

Alex McCarthy: 7

A solid night for the goalkeeper who pulled off some decent saves to keep Reading in the game. He might well be a touch disappointed for the goal but he did look unsighted by Jamie Vardy.

Chris Gunter: 6

Gunter did ok and looked happier linking up with McCleary again but he just lacked a final delivery tonight and wasn't quite up to his best.

Alex Pearce: 8

I was going to give Pearce a 7 but seeing the header again it's worth an extra point on it's own. Defensively he did all that was needed from him, though there may have been a couple of panicky clearances. Certainly his best patch of form this season.

Sean Morrison: 7

A good return from the vice-captain who was very unlucky to see a great block end up falling to Drinkwater for the equaliser. Still getting up to match fitness but looked a lot more assured than Gorkss has in recent weeks.

Wayne Bridge: 6

Another player trying hard to get fit and Wayne tried his best to get things going on a tough night against the best team in the league. Gave the ball away a little more than we're used to, with the key moment being his give away that led to Ledge having to lunge in for his second booking.

Michael Hector: 6

Another player who was decent if not spectacular as Big Hec put in an assured display in the midfield. We know it's not his natural position so when you couple that with injury problems I think we got about the best we could hope for from the Academy graduate.

Jordan Obita: 7

Full of running and another good performance from midfielder who was always looking to get the ball but on a tough night at the office for a brand new midifleld combination.

Danny Williams: 6

Clearly not fit but did his best in the hour he had in him, including a fantastic last ditch tackle to prevent a clear cut chance for Leicester.

Jobi McAnuff: 5

This was a bad night for the captain who was constantly giving the ball away and failed to convert one of our better chances of the evening. Can never fault his effort but his confidence on the ball looks gone and it was his loose pass that set up the move that led to the equaliser.

Garath McCleary: 8

Once again McCleary was our most effective attacking player as the former Forest winger helped create the majority of our chances tonight. My own choice for man of the match and I'm hoping he came off as a precaution rather than for something serious at the end.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 6

Tried hard but kept going down too easily in the box while not really working Schmeichel hard enough.

Subs:

Mikele Leigertwood: 4

Oh dear, not the type of performance you want in your first home game for 12 months as Leigertwood got himself sent off for two booking in the space of 25 minutes. Given our midfield crisis it was a particularly silly decision but thankfully it'll only be a one-game ban.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 5

Anonymous really

Royston Drenthe: NA

Didn't have any real time to make an impact, especially with Reading down to ten men.

So that's how we've seen it but what do you think? Let us know your thoughts and vote for your man of the match below.

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