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Reading FC 0-0 Huddersfield Town: Player Ratings

The defence come away with credit after another clean sheet, but going forward the team left little to be desired.

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Rafael: 6

A second clean sheet in a row for the Brazilian, but again he was relatively quiet and not forced into a save that was too difficult. Quick off his line to clear Swift’s under hit back pass.

Gabriel Osho: 7

The stand-out performer in Reading’s defence. Got forward well and put in a couple of dangerous crosses, and also carried out his defensive duties in impressive fashion, particularly when he dealt with Karlan Grant coming in from the left shaping to shoot.

Michael Morrison: 7

You know what you’re going to get with Morrison and he’s proving an increasingly safe option at centre-back. Recorded the most clearances, blocks and aerial duels won on the pitch.

Tom McIntyre: 6

Another promising display from the academy graduate, if a little less pronounced than Saturday. Made a couple of important interceptions and lofted some promising balls over the top.

Tyler Blackett: 6

Not allowed to get forward as much as he did against Luton, and therefore struggled to be that involved in the game. Pretty solid defensively.

Pele: 7

Another impressive performance from the man tasked with sitting in front of the defence. Limited the threat that Huddersfield posed and was also encouraging coming forward as he carried the ball well and made a couple of encouraging passes into dangerous areas.

Andy Rinomhota: 5

Couldn’t quite assert his dominance on the game as we’ve seen in the past, which is perhaps why Reading as a team failed to take any sort of control.

Yakou Meite: 4

From four goals to four out of ten. The majority of Reading’s few chances fell to Meite but he didn’t show any signs of Saturday’s clinical nature. Played up front for the final half an hour when Puscas went off, but became isolated in this role.

John Swift: 5

At the heart of most of Reading’s attacking moves, but that isn’t saying much because the Royals rarely threatened. Bailed out by Rafael when he sold the goalkeeper short with a nervy pass back towards his own goal.

Jordan Obita: 4

Unfortunately Obita doesn’t seem too cut out for the left wing role in this system, as he offered very little threat down the flank. Regularly dispossessed and his delivery was below par.

George Puscas: 4

Had Reading’s only shot on target but was otherwise anonymous upfront. As ever, lack of service may have been an issue, but he struggled to be involved and when he was, his hold up play and passing lacked quality.

Substitutes

Michael Olise: 5

Retained possession and carried the ball forward well, but his delivery or final pass was poor.

Chris Gunter, Garath McCleary, Lucas Boye: N/A

Why Mark Bowen waited until the 86th minute to make these substitutions is beyond me. The trio injected a bit of life into the team but came on far too late to make an impact.


Average: 5.50/10

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