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Reading FC 0-1 QPR: Player Ratings

You've read how awful the game was, now find out how we slated Reading's individual performances!

Reading v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Ali Al Habsi - 5

Hard to blame the Omani for anything that really happened on Thursday night, even he looked a little frustrated with the amount of times the ball was played back to him. As such, his distribution was average.

Chris Gunter - 4

A little hard to pin the right-back down for anything in particular but there just isn't that sense of security and dependability that he's provided in the past. Played as part of a dodgy defence and did little to make it seem any better.

Liam Moore - 5

Intelligent enough on the ball and actually made movements to throw himself up the pitch in the second-half, but the Englishman looks a lot more comfortable along Paul McShane.

Joey van den Berg - 4

Whisper it quietly, but VDB has actually got decent technique, and a really good tackle on him. However, a centre-back he aint. Gifting possession away with ill thought out passes and touches, the Dutchman hasn't got the positioning or awareness needed for playing so deep.

Jordan Obita - 4

No significant improvement on Tyler Blackett; indecisive in attack and exposed in defence. Perhaps it's the system, not the man, as neither left-back get the support needed and are thusly targeted, with predictable results.

Danny Williams - 4

For a player who's based his game around driving the ball up the pitch, the midfielder was stationary for huge amounts of this match. Somehow, he started the game at right wing back, because of reasons. Must do better.

Liam Kelly - 5

Interested in the first-half, if lacking the Midas Touch of recent weeks. Sadly, the young playmaker resorted to dropping far too deep in the second period and did his best Oli Norwood impression, impacting the play very little.

John Swift - 5

Nice touches and cute turns that weren't matched up with any real end product. Also, feels a bit lightweight at times.

Roy Beerens - 4

It's a struggle to really say what the winger offers Reading week in, week out. Without any specific ability to cross or shoot, pretty standard movement off the ball, and no real pace, Beerens' days in the starting XI must be under serious threat.

Garath McCleary - 5

Credit to McCleary, his directness and acceleration down the right wing in the second period was the Royals' best option, making it such a shame that the first 45 completely passed him by, stuck in the middle of the pitch.

Yann Kermorgant - 6

It's hard not to feel sorry for Kermorgant on nights like this. So many fans stayed away and I bet the striker felt like he may as well have done the same. Lacking in support, forced to come deep for the ball, hitting the bar with his one opening. A frustrating night, but continues to be our biggest attacking threat by some distance.


Yakou Meite - 6

Like Kermorgant, the Frenchman went up top and had little to feed on, almost breaking in behind late on but for a solid tackle.

Wait, we only made on change? Bloody hell...