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Charlton Athletic 3-2 Reading FC: Player Ratings

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Here's how we rated the players from Saturday's defeat at The Valley

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Adam Federici: 6

Made a couple of good saves to keep the score line respectable, and I don't believe he could have done much more to stop the goals he did concede.

Chris Gunter: 7

Linking up well with McCleary down the right side, he got forward well and put some decent crosses in. Did well to stay professional after a ridiculous rugby tackle which went unnoticed by the officials.

Alex Pearce: 5

Not a game I can imagine either centre back will want to remember, the only thing I can recall about Pearce's game was that he looked slow compared to Charlton's front line, and was totally static for the Addick's second goal.

Michael Hector: 5

Had a reasonably good first half, but gave away an unquestionable penalty with an inexplicable handball for Charlton's equaliser. Hopefully it doesn't knock his confidence too much, as he has definitely been one of Reading's most improved players this season in my eyes.

Jordan Obita: 6

Got a good low cross in for Reading's opening goal, Obita had a reasonable game but didn't have as much freedom down the left as Gunter did down the right.

Garath McCleary: 6

Linked up well with Gunter down the right side, McCleary managed to make some space for himself and ran at the Charlton defence well. Shame he scuffed his decent chance early on in the second half.

Oliver Norwood: 7

Had a good hour on the pitch, spraying the ball around effectively in the first half. Wasted a free kick in a decent position just on the edge of the box, but made a great body block early on in the second half to stop a Charlton goal. I was disappointed to see him subbed.

Danny Williams: 6

He was having a reasonably decent game in midfield until he got sent off. I'd agree with Steve Clarke and say the first yellow was harsh, but he didn't do himself any favours when he pushed the Charlton player late on in the game.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 5

Why can he not replicate his FA Cup form in the league? Totally forgettable, but didn't look out of place because the rest of the team weren't that great either...

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 7

Scored his sixth and seventh goals in the league this season, Pogrebnyak got himself in the right place at the right time, and caused the Charlton defence problems on occasion.

Jamie Mackie: 7

Put in his usual shift like you would expect from Mackie, linked up well with Pogrebnyak and just worked really hard. We MUST get him in the summer. I'd be absolutely gutted if we lost him.

Subs

Jem Karacan: 6

Had a good half an hour on the pitch, made an excellent goal line clearance towards the latter stages of the game.

Nick Blackman: N/A

Not on the pitch long enough to make an impact.

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