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Manager Quotes

Our regular roundup of what the Reading gaffer has said to the media.

Ruben Selles Frustrated By Reading’s Slow Start In Shrewsbury Town Loss

Reading were on the wrong end of another 3-2, all of the goals coming before the interval.

Ruben Selles Hails Reading’s ‘Deserved’ Three Points Against Port Vale

Lewis Wing and Harvey Knibbs struck in the second half to secure a vital win.

Ruben Selles Proud Of Reading Players Despite Heavy Pompey Defeat

The Royals started excellently on Saturday but were picked off by the league leaders either side of the break.

Ruben Selles Frustrated By Reading’s Failure To Beat Fleetwood

The Royals conceded a last-gasp equaliser to go home with just a point on Tuesday night.

Ruben Selles On Reading’s ‘Powerful’ Performance Against Charlton

The Royals made it back-to-back wins by seeing off the Addicks 2-0 at the SCL.

Ruben Selles On Reading’s ‘Difficult’ Away Win At Stevenage

The Royals had to dig in and fight, but they got the job done with a 1-0 win at Stevenage on Tuesday evening.

Ruben Selles On Reading’s Lack Of Creativity In Oxford United Draw

The Royals fought back to pick up a point on the road, but weren’t at their best in the final third.

James Oliver-Pearce On A ‘Fair’ Point Between Reading And Leyton Orient

He was speaking in the absence of Ruben Selles, who lost his voice during the game.

Ruben Selles ‘Couldn’t Be Prouder’ After Reading Beat Derby County

Paul Mukairu’s goal gave the Royals a big win over a strong Derby side.

Ruben Selles On Reading’s 1-0 Defeat At Wigan Athletic

Thelo Aasgaard’s first-half goal sent the Royals home pointless from Lancashire.

Ruben Selles ‘Sympathetic’ With Reading Fans After Port Vale Game Abandoned

The gaffer had just 16 minutes of match action to assess, with the rest of the Port Vale game suspended due to a pitch protest.

Ruben Selles ‘Disappointed’ By Reading’s EFL Trophy Exit To Brighton’s U21s

The Royals drew 0-0 in normal time before exiting the competition on penalties.

Ruben Selles Praises Reading’s ‘Amazing’ Commitment In Exeter City Win

The Royals were twice pegged back by the visitors, but netted a late winner through Femi Azeez to take the points.

Ruben Selles Criticises Reading’s Poor First 45 In Cheltenham Draw

The manager's full take on a 2-2 at Cheltenham.

Ruben Selles ‘Content’ With Reading’s Point At Peterborough United

The Royals fought back twice in the second half to maintain their unbeaten away run.

Ruben Selles ‘Very Satisfied’ With Reading’s Assured Wigan Win

The gaffer took plenty of positives from a win that continued Reading’s upwards trajectory.

James Oliver-Pearce On ‘Disappointing’ 1-1 Draw At Lincoln City

Coach James Oliver-Pearce was on media duty in Ruben Selles’ absence following a draw at Lincoln.

Ruben Selles: Reading ‘Showed Character’ In Oxford United Draw

The Royals came back from a goal down to seal a 1-1 draw in the local derby.

Ruben Selles ‘Disappointed’ By Reading’s Home Defeat To Barnsley

He was speaking after a 3-1 loss at the SCL to the promotion-chasing Tykes.

Ruben Selles Praises Reading’s ‘Robust’ Penalty Shootout Win Over Charlton

The Royals had chances to win Wednesday’s EFL Trophy game in normal time, but ultimately had to stand firm in a penalty shootout to see off fellow League One side Charlton Athletic.

‘No Regret’ From Ruben Selles On Reading FC Team Choice After Cup Exit

The gaffer defended his lineup choice - a weaker side than in the previous two league games - after Reading lost to non-league Eastleigh in the FA Cup.

Ruben Selles Delighted With Reading’s Heavy Carlisle United Win

He was speaking after an own goal, a Harvey Knibbs brace and goals from Lewis Wing and Femi Azeez handed Reading a second win of the week.

Ruben Selles Hails Reading’s ‘Amazing Work’ In Long-Awaited Away Win

He was speaking after goals from Sam Smith and Lewis Wing earned the Royals three points at Wycombe Wanderers.

Ruben Selles Pleased With Reading’s Performance In Arsenal Cup Win

The Royals ran out 5-2 winners against Arsenal’s under-21s side and Selles was pleased with what he saw all round.

Ruben Selles Criticises Reading’s Poor Game Management In Late Shrewsbury Town Loss

The hosts completed an extra-time turnaround to maintain Reading’s league away losing run.

Ruben Selles Demands More From Reading Players After Bristol Rovers Draw

Reading finally stopped the league losing streak, but only picked up a point in a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

Ruben Selles Part Positive, Part Critical After Reading Beat MK Dons

He was speaking after the Royals saw off League Two MK Dons to get into the second round of the FA Cup.

Ruben Selles: Reading ‘Should Have Got More’ From Portsmouth Loss

The manager thought Reading deserved more from Saturday’s 3-2 defeat, in which the Royals blew a two-goal lead before being unable to find a late equaliser.

Ruben Selles Dissects Reading’s 2-1 Defeat To Fleetwood

The manager emphasised poor finishing in a game that Reading drew level in, but couldn’t find a winner before succumbing to a late Fleetwood goal.

Ruben Selles Calls For ‘Stronger Mindset’ After Reading Capitulate At Charlton

The manager praised Reading’s performance in the first hour, but said he needed his side to be "more strong in the mindset", with a second-half capitulation prompting a 4-0 defeat.

Ruben Selles Wants Reading To Build On Swindon Town Cup Win

He was speaking after a Harvey Knibbs hat-trick, as well as goals from Paul Mukairu and Harlee Dean, handed Reading a derby EFL Cup win over Swindon.

‘Not Good Enough’: Ruben Selles On Reading’s Defeat At Leyton Orient

He was speaking after a late defeat at Brisbane Road which continued Reading’s poor run of form.