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Derby County 0-3 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Here's how we rated the players in The Royals' final game of the 2014/15 campaign.

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Adam Federici: 9

Adam Federici's performance on Saturday was near on faultless (I almost gave a 10!). He made various great saves and kept out the Derby penalty. The reception he got from the travelling fans was awesome, and this performance topped off what has been a great season for him.

Chris Gunter: 7

Solid performance at the back, and much improved after his disastrous attempt at playing in midfield on Tuesday. Didn't get forward as much as usual, but he played his part well in keeping a clean sheet, and no ball boys were in the firing line...

Alex Pearce: 7

Got dispossessed a couple of times but thankfully it didn't make a difference to the outcome of the game. I say this a lot but I love the passion the guy shows about Reading. I hope he takes up the new contract that he's offered.

Michael Hector: 9

Another classy appearance from the young centre back. He looked calm on the ball and defended brilliantly. His finish for Reading's second goal was also great.

Jordan Obita: 7

Gave away a silly penalty but at least Feders saved his blushes! Apart from that, it was a good final game of the season for Obita, being able to utilise the wing a bit more than Gunter could on the other side.

Oliver Norwood: 7

Another good performance in midfield, taking the corners well and also getting close with a couple of free kicks. Hopefully a few more of them will go in next season!

Nathaniel Chalobah: 7

If that was his last game for Reading, it was certainly a good way to end his spell with the Royals. Did well in his midfield role and got the assist for Michael Hector's goal. Chalobah on the whole has been a great loan signing for Reading and quite clearly has a lot of potential. Hopefully we see him or another young talent at the Madejski next season.

Jem Karacan: 8

It's great to see improvement with his confidence and fitness every time Jem plays. It was also great to see him playing in a more attacking midfield role than what we're used to seeing. Cleverly won the penalty for Reading's third goal, and was an all round positive leader on the pitch.

Garath McCleary: 8

I think everyone will agree with me in saying that I'm glad he's definitely staying. Especially after performances like that. Cool penalty for Reading's final goal of the season.

Jack Stacey: 5

It was a shame he got injured so early on as he didn't have loads of time to get into the game. He looked promising though as always, and hopefully the injury isn't as bad as the air boot and crutches at full time suggested.

Kwesi Appiah: 7

Easily his best performance in his six appearances for the Royals. He looked dangerous going forward, and calmly took his opportunity in the second minute for Reading's first goal of the afternoon.


Tariqe Fosu: 7

Well he's pretty good, isn't he?! He looked a bit nervous to start with, but when he got going he was awesome. Got forward well and was unlucky not to get a goal on his debut as the Derby keeper had to make a few good saves.

Danny Williams: n/a

Not on the pitch long enough to make an impact (although long enough to get booked).

Jake Cooper: n/a

Not on the pitch long enough to make an impact.


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