Vito Mannone: 7
Stayed solid throughout the game and made some great saves to keep us in it at times. Could do very little about Forest’s equaliser.
Chris Gunter: 6
Made a few decent runs down the right wing which led to a couple of dangerous balls, one of which came in the lead up to Reading’s goal. Got stuck in well.
Liam Moore: 6
Was never afraid of putting his body on the line throughout the game, but could be accused of losing track of where Lee Tomlin was just before the Cardiff loanee netted.
Tiago Ilori: 6
Looked solid alongside Moore and building up a strong relationship with the former Leicester man in Paul McShane’s absence.
Omar Richards: 8
Had a great game. Really put himself about and took his first senior goal for the club very well. May finally be the one to nail down that left-back spot.
Liam Kelly: 5
Wasn’t his kind of game so struggled to get involved at times. Did feed Gunter for the cross that led to our goal though.
Joey van den Berg: 6
Battled well in the middle, making a couple of strong tackles to deny Forest the opportunity to move forward.
Leandro Bacuna: 6
A promising game from the former Villa man, who looked to drive the Royals forward with his bursting runs from deep.
Sone Aluko: 5
Didn’t look interested for much of the game, which is becoming a frustrating occurrence.
Mo Barrow: 5
Wasn’t as involved or as effective as I would have liked, considering how dangerous he can be when on form.
Chris Martin: 6
Put himself about a lot and provided physical presence up top, but as so often has been the case for anyone playing as the lone striker this season, he lacked service at times.
Garath McCleary: 6
Looked a handful when he came on, showing glimpses of the quality we know he possesses.
George Evans: 5
Struggled to make an impact when he came on and couldn’t help the Royals see out the win.
Dave Edwards: N/A
Brought on too late to earn a rating.
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