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Nottingham Forest 4-0 Reading: Instant Reaction

Two goals from ex-Royal Michail Antonio, and one each from Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt, condemned the Royals to a second disappointing defeat in five days.

Tony Marshall

We'll have a full report on the match coming up over the weekend, but naturally there's no way to sugar-coat this: Reading were poor and completely outplayed by a Forest side that, admittedly, are leading the race to the Premier League at this early stage.

Antonio got the first after around 20 minutes with a header which looped over Federici, then added a second with a close-range finish. The former Royals winger then turned provider as Fryatt nodded home his cross, then Assombalonga sealed the rout with the fourth.

Off to sunny Scunny on Tuesday night now, and with the current injury crisis it's likely to be a near-full strength team which plays in the second round of the Capital One Cup. Still, just two more games until the international break, and eight days until the transfer window slams shut. The kids are alright, but the question is: is that enough?