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Reading 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Player Ratings

Another game at the Madejski Stadium, another bitterly poor result. Who came out with most credit on the day? Here's what we thought - and don't forget to cast your vote for Man Of The Match.

Alex McCarthy: 7

If it hadn't been for the Reading keeper, it would have been much worse. He's had a few critics recently but put in a stellar performance to ensure the Royals nicked a point. And his distribution was far better than usual.

Chris Gunter: 5

After putting up Gunter as our most consistent player all season, he's had two shockers in a row. Caught out of position far too often, and looked as scared to pass forward as he did in the Premier League days.

Sean Morrison: 4

I was as pleased as the rest of the stadium to see Morrison back in the side, but he looked rusty, making the mistake which led to Huddersfield's goal, and a carbon copy in the second half. One game doesn't make him a bad player, but rushing him back might have been a bad idea.

Alex Pearce: 6

Pearcey had a good game, taking control of the back four and winning nearly every header that came his way. The amount of chances that Huddersfield had don't really fall on his shoulders.

Jordan Obita: 6

Another confident performance from the makeshift left back, who tried to get forward whenever possible and was responsible at the back.

Garath McCleary: 5

Substituted after an hour, I'm still not convinced McCleary is fully fit. Was involved in the best move of the match, and created another chance for Robson-Kanu, but was otherwise quite anonymous.

Danny Williams: 5

Another player probably brought back from injury too soon, Williams was largely unable to exert his presence on the game for the first hour. He'll be a bigger presence in the weeks to come, hopefully.

Michael Hector: 5

A decent performance from the Academy graduate, who was played slightly out of position in midfield. Looked a tad lightweight, and was caught on the ball a few times, but otherwise solid, and certainly something to build on.

Jobi McAnuff: 5

Won the penalty with a trademark mazy run, but aside from that, McAnuff didn't create much or get into the game.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 3

Adkins keeps playing Hal as a striker, and it never works. He doesn't have the spark that he has shown in spurts in his Reading career - and unless Nick Blackman was injured, it seemed a strange decision to replace him.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 5

Scored the penalty, and had Reading's best chance with a diving header. Tried his hardest up top to win possession, but he was feeding off scraps for the whole match.


Royston Drenthe: 4

Fired in a late free-kick which Morrison headed wide, but otherwise did little of note, after his customary five minute sprinting session.

Adam Le Fondre: 4

Looked better than Robson-Kanu but still had no chances and little impact on the game.

Hope Akpan: N/A


So that's how we rated the players - what did you think? And who was your Man of the Match? Let us know below...