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Reading FC 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Player Ratings

Who was your man of the match against Wolves?

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Vito Mannone: 6

I felt sorry for the goalkeeper who was left totally exposed by his defence for both goals and had no chance to show his value with saves, difficult or otherwise. His distribution was perfectly adequate.

Chris Gunter: 6

Sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right he gave a typical Gunter performance, didn't do much right or wrong. He was just there.

Paul McShane: 6

Neither dominant nor influential, the skipper gave his usual whole-hearted display but must take some responsibility for the lack of stability and resilience that allowed Wolves to stroll through the defence for both their goals.

Liam Moore: 6

Impressive for most of the afternoon but must take his share of the blame for the two goals, too, particularly the second in which he was too easily turned.

Tiago Ilori: 5

Appeared to be not fully recovered from the head injury, which sidelined him for two weeks, and was dragged off by Stam after half an hour of embarrassing indecision.

Leandro Bacuna: 5

I'd been looking forward to seeing the athletic ex-Villa man give the team some legs in the centre of midfield only to see him switched to wingback, where he struggled to make an impact, although did improve in the second half.

Joey Van Den Berg 5

Epitomises Stam's sterile style at its worst and picked up his usual booking. After demonstrating his lack of pace in midfield he improved when given time in defence as Wolves backed off and gave Reading more space.

John Swift: 5

Mixed good with bad. Some neat touches but made one horrendous back pass which almost gifted Wolves a goal. For a player of his talent he should be so much better.

Roy Beerens: 5

His show of petulance when substituted in the second half was surprising. Did he think he'd played well? His weakness in the challenge and apparent lack of heart make him fortunate to hold down a regular place.

Yann Kermorgant: 6

Managed an hour on his long-awaited first start of the season and understandably was not influential. Those expecting him to to be the saviour at the age of 36 may be disappointed.

Mo Barrow: 7

Reading's most potent threat, who just lacked a goal to round off his performance. Took some rough treatment from the Wolves defence but stuck at it.

Substitutes

David Edwards: 6

Surprised to see him omitted from the starting line-up but showed his value when introduced around the half-hour mark instead of Ilori. Neat and tidy and kept the attack ticking over.

Sone Aluko: 7

Another to prove his point. Was lively when he came on in the second half and let's hope he gets more opportunity in the busy fixture list ahead.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson: N/A

Only on for ten minutes but put himself about very well. His return is a boost to the squad and he will surely improve as his fitness improves (if Stam gives him a chance).

Average: 5.7/10

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