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Reading FC 0-1 Bristol City: Player Ratings

Fives and sixes were the order of the day apart for Reading's Gambia international.

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Vito Mannone: 6

Mannone had a solid game, making some good routine saves, but may feel he could have done more with Flint's winner as the ball squirmed through his hands.

Chris Gunter: 5

Typical Gunter performance. Defended quite well, but I still get frustrated with his tendency to back off to let the cross come in which caused issues yesterday. At fault for the goal as well, as he passed the ball straight to Flint who struck home the winner.

Tyler Blackett: 6

This wasn't his worst performance, but not his best. I still feel he's better suited at centre back, as he struggles to offer a threat in an attacking sense, but didn't do anything wrong today. Jordan Obita will be putting pressure on him once he's available from injury.

Paul McShane: 6

Another solid performance from the skipper. Dealt with the Bristol City ariel threat well and didn't put a foot wrong all game.

Liam Moore: 5

Now Liam has set the bar so high since signing last season, that I expect him to be our most consistent player all season. Yesterday he seemed a bit all over the place. A miss placed back pass almost gifted Bristol City the opener, and he just looked a bit off the pace yesterday, with miss placed passes a common occurrence yesterday. I'm expecting him to bounce straight back though with a solid performance next weekend.

Joey van den Berg: 5

I still struggle to see how he fits into the Jaap Stam style of football. Still quite clumsy on the ball, he was booked early on and still looked as though he was going to get himself sent off, which is so often the case with Joey. A more disciplined second half was good to see.

Liam Kelly: 6

This was one of Kelly's poorer games this season. Yes he attacked well with intent, but his decision making in the final third has to be questioned with better options ahead of him, instead of shooting from 25 yards out on a couple of occasions. Went off injured in the second half.

Leandro Bacuna: 6

Didn't really notice him in the game to be honest, but that says that he didn't do much wrong, or much right. Had a good effort saved by Fielding, but didn't make the impact he would have liked.

Modou Barrow: 7

Probably Reading's best player, even though he played about an hour. Looked a constant threat with his blistering pace, but did look tired midway through the second half and was substituted.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson: 5

Missed two absolute sitters. That's defined his rating. His work rate is impressive, but is he the striker whose going to hit 20 a season? I'm not so sure.

Sone Aluko: 6

A good performance from the new boy as he was given the position to roam about across the front three with Barrow and Bodvarsson. Looked lively at times and had the beating of his man. Will look to build on a positive debut for the club.


Gareth McCleary: 5

Might only be me, but where has the McCleary who was full of confidence gone? He used to beat nearly every fullback in the league, but looks short of confidence nowadays, which is frustrating because he can be a fantastic player on his day.

David Edwards: 6

Quiet game from the new signing, put a good shift in but nothing too spectacular.

Roy Beerens: N/A

Not enough time for the Dutchman to make an impact.