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Five Things - Huddersfield

Here are five key points to take away from Reading's FA Cup 3rd round victory in Yorkshire on Saturday.

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1) Our midfield is looking good

Now we have the majority of our players back from injury, it's nice to know that there is depth in the squad in the midfield positions (particularly centrally). It was a shame that Jem Karacan didn't get even a quick run out, but it's so exciting that he's finally back after such a long time out and hopefully he'll have some involvement in the not too distant future. However....

2) We are in serious need of a striker

Don't get me wrong, Simon Cox had a pretty good game on Saturday but we are seriously lacking some striking options. Dominic Samuel looked lively and enthusiastic when he came on, but we definitely need one more experienced striker. I'd personally steer clear of the Glen Murray option, but hopefully the January transfer window will throw a nice surprise Reading's way.

3) We kept a clean sheet!

Okay, it Huddersfield don't have the best attacking force, but keeping our first clean sheet in nearly a month is a good boost for any team low on confidence. And Mikkel Andersen didn't have a shot to save all game, which is promising for our defence.

4) I like Steve Clarke

So I know he's only been in charge for four games, but I'm warming to the guy quite a lot. Steve Clarke seems to get us passing the ball and keeping it on the floor (hurrah!) and I like the way he speaks after games. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I like him, and I have faith and confidence for the rest of the season.

5) The FA cup is still the best club competition in the world

Saturday's game in Huddersfield was probably one of the worst I've ever sat through, we won and we're still in the FA cup. Even when we get rubbish ties I still get excited watching the draw and planning my next trip away. Fingers crossed we have continued success in Wales in the fourth round!