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Player of the Month - November 2016

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Three games, three wins, third in the Championship - but which player gets top marks for their contribution?

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In alphabetical order...

Garath McCleary

Average rating: 6.67 (3 appearances); Man of the Match wins: 1st (Wigan Athletic A)

The resurgence of McCleary continues, as he looked utterly dominant during the month of November. Two goals in the opening four minutes set Reading on the way to victory at Wigan, whilst he also netted the opener against Bristol City, getting to the rebound first after his spot-kick was saved. The Championship's joint-7th top scorer as well as providing three assists this campaign, the Jamaican is thriving in Jaap Stam's side right now.

Paul McShane

Average rating: 6.67 (3 appearances); Man of the Match wins: 1st (Bristol City H)

One moment against Bristol City epitomised McShane, as he blocked a powerful drive from point blank range to deny the Robins from pulling one back earlier than they did. Body on the line as usual, the Irishman has forged a formidable partnership with Liam Moore and later Tyler Blackett, looking equally adept whether it's three at the back or four, and comfortable when he's covering a marauding Gunter at right-back. The captain is leading by example.

Liam Moore

Average rating: 6.67 (3 appearances); Man of the Match wins: 2nd (Bristol City H), 2nd (Wigan Athletic A)

As mentioned above, Moore and McShane have looked imperious together for most of the season, and that continued into November with two clean sheets and a heroic defensive display to come away with all three points against Bristol City. McShane might have more highlight plays but Moore is the unsung hero, quietly going about his business and ensuring the Royals have opportunities to come away with three points. He could be the most valuable person in the Reading squad right now.

Those are your three choices - you've got until the end of the week to vote!