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Hull City 2-1 Reading: Player Ratings

How we rated every Reading player from Saturday’s defeat to the Tigers.

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Joao Virginia: 4

Really, really needs to be doing better for the first goal. It is basic goalkeeping to not be beaten at your near post from that kind of angle. The arrival of Rafael puts even more pressure on his young shoulders, and it may not be long until we see the Brazilian starting in goal.

Andy Yiadom: 6

A constant threat down the right hand side, and much better defensively compared to last weekend against Sheffield Wednesday. It looks like he’ll revel in Jose Gomes’ desire for his full backs to play as high as possible.

Liam Moore: 6

Was given a few problems by Tom Eaves up front for Hull City but, like Yiadom, much improved from last Saturday. He will know that there is still a lot of work to do for the Royals defensively.

Matt Miazga: 5

Like the rest of the team, a poor first half. Gave away the ball in dangerous positions far too often and looked a bit uncharacteristically shaky. Much better in the second half as Reading grew into the game.

Omar Richards: 5

Didn’t do anything majorly wrong, but also didn’t do anything spectacular. A few top pieces of defending and he was another threat going forward after the interval as him and Swift linked up well down the left hand side.

Pele: 4

Not the greatest debut for the former Nottingham Forest man. He was far too loose in possession and was caught out of position a number of times as Hull pressed us well in the first half. He was withdrawn in the second half for Charlie Adam.

Andy Rinomhota: 6

A typically reliable display from the academy graduate. He’s grown into a man in this team and is more than likely one of (if not the) first name on the teamsheet. Definitely benefited from having another defensive-minded player next to him.

John Swift: 5

A frustrating performance from Swifty, again. He found himself in his preferred position in behind Joao, but couldn’t affect the game at all in the first half, but fell a bit deeper and caused a few more problems in the second. He would have been a 6 if he could’ve taken a corner.

Lucas Boye: 5

I thought he was actually a bright spark in an abysmal opening 45 - but then got pulled at half time for record signing Puscas. It could’ve been anyone who left the field for the Romanian, but Boye pulled the short straw.

Yakou Meite: 6

Another frustrating outing for the big frontman who caused a lot more problems in the second 45 as he played more centrally alongside Puscas. He still has a lot to learn in terms of his decision-making and maturity.

Lucas Joao: 7

The debutant hit the post in the first half and managed to grab his first goal for the club in the second. He showed glimpses of class in his hold-up play but, like the rest of the team, he will have much better days in a Reading shirt. Positive debut, though.


George Puscas: 6

Came on at half time, and you can see this lad’s got something about him. His movement off the ball is fantastic and caused the Hull back line a lot of problems. Should’ve grabbed himself a goal though, hitting the bar and missing a one-on-one.

Charlie Adam: 5

Came on for the disappointing Pele and managed to help Reading grow into the game with his passing and game management - still couldn’t take a better corner than Swift, though.

Michael Morrison: N/A

Was thrown on as a last-minute emergency striker, wasn’t on the pitch long enough to make an impact.

Average: 5.38/10

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