As comfortable and reliable as ever, but another quiet game for the goalkeeper. Third consecutive clean sheet.
Gabriel Osho: 7
Once again looked confident in defence, and today was probably his best attacking performance since coming into the team. Looked positive going forward and put in a couple of dangerous crosses.
Michael Morrison: 8
Another dominant performance in the centre of defence. A couple of good blocks were particularly important in maintaining the clean sheet, and he was excellent in the air as ever.
Tom McIntyre: 7
Struggled slightly up against Chuks Aneke, but another largely solid display for McIntyre. This run of games are proving crucial experience for the academy graduate.
Tyler Blackett: 6
Bright going forward as he whipped in the most crosses in the team, but not so comfortable defensively.
An out-of-character performance from the usually reliable Pele, who gave the ball away a number of times before being substituted at half-time.
Yakou Meite: 5
Worked hard down the right hand side but not much came off for him. Had the bulk of Reading’s few chances with his head, but didn’t convert.
John Swift: 6
The hub of Reading’s midfield as usual, most of what Reading did going forward went through Swift, but his impact became limited when the team welcomed Charlton pressure as the game wore on.
Andy Rinomhota: 7
Played higher up than in recent weeks and this paid off almost instantly as his dart into the penalty area drew a foul and won the penalty. Continued to make a number of good runs forward, before taking on a more defensive role in the second half.
Michael Olise: 6
Abuzz with energy in his hour on the pitch, looking bright with a number of dribbles and pieces of link up play. Lacked an end product.
George Puscas: 6
Scored the penalty with confidence and was decent enough as the lone striker for the opening half an hour, but quickly became very isolated before he was taken off just before the hour mark.
Jordan Obita: 5
Wasn’t really sure what position he was meant to be playing, but Obita did a decent enough job floating in between defence and attack. Put in some good deliveries into the box.
Sam Baldock: 5
I felt sorry for Baldock as he was given virtually no service when he came on and was left to merely put pressure on the Charlton defence as Bowen went increasingly defensive.
Omar Richards: 5
Was one of the few players who looked intent on attacking in the final half an hour, but his impact was limited.
Liam Moore: 6
Came on with a slight point to prove, and did well to help Reading see out the win with a key block.
Chris Gunter: 6
Much like Moore, Gunter helped sure up the Reading defence in the closing stages and was the right choice to bring on for the tiring Osho.
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