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Reading v Doncaster: Player Ratings

Here's how we rated each of Reading's players in the 4-1 win over Doncaster, while giving you the chance to vote for your player of the match.

Adam Federici: 7

A solid return to the side from Federici who made a couple of good stops and was unlucky to see Robinson lash home after he'd made a good save from Duffy's free-kick. His distribution was superb and we're fortunate to have such a good back-up to McCarthy.

Wayne Bridge: 7

Steady as she goes from the left-back who was playing just two days after his fiance gave birth to his second child. Congratulations to Mr Bridge and Miss Sandford.

Sean Morrison: 6

Solid enough performance from the captain but not one of his best games this year.

Alex Pearce: 6

Strong in the air as always but a bit weak with the ball at his feet and was a bit off with his positioning today, especially when conceding the handball that led to Doncaster's equaliser.

Chris Gunter: 7

Gunter seems to be growing in confidence as the season goes on and he followed up two good performances with Wales with a decent performance today. Was keen to get forward where possible and put in one lovely cross for Le Fondre that the striker should have done better with. Still caught out once or twice at the back but generally fine defensively, possibly tempted to dock him a mark for one of the most pathetic and hilariously bad foul throws I've ever seen towards the end.

Jordan Obita: 6

A very promising first 20 minutes that just slowly fizzled out for the youngster, who should have had at least one if not a hat-trick today. Obita showed why he's been so highly touted but still has a bit to learn if he wants to keep the likes of McAnuff, Robson-Kanu and Drenthe out long-term. Still, the midfielder has shown he's certainly a very viable option now and a tremendous amount of potential going forward.

Danny Guthrie: 8

Another impressive performance from Guthrie who once again ran the midfield. His distribution was excellent bar one sloppy pass towards the end of the first half that gave Donny a 2 on 2 but given the number of chances he created, he more than deserves an 8 and was once again a contender for player of the match.

Chris Baird: 7

Like Bridge he just does the simple things well and continues to prove himself to be a very smart signing from Nigel Adkins.

Garath McCleary: 8

He's slowly getting that Kebe vibe about him, in that you feel something might happen every time he gets on the ball. It was a couple of driving runs from McCleary that picked us off the floor after the equaliser and with a goal and three assists to his name, what more could you want?

Adam Le Fondre: 7

Took his goal very, very well and while he may not offer as much across the rest of the pitch Alfie continues to do what he does best, score important goals.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 9

Possibly Pav's best home game in a Reading shirt with the Russian looking 110% commited for a full 90 minutes again today. He looked strong, quick, good in the air and fully deserved his late goal. If Pogrebnyak keeps up this level of performance across the rest of the season he really could be the difference between a play-off challenge and an automatic promotion place.


Hal Robson-Kanu: 6

Made some good turns and put in a decent cross for McCleary's goal but was also found wanting with some overhit deliveries. Still, he made an impact and that's what you want from your subs.

Jobi McAnuff: 7

A very promising cameo from the club captain who looked a threat every time he touched the ball, although he was up against ten-men for most of his 20 minutes or so on the pitch.

Hope Akpan: 6

Had little time to make a real impact .

So that's how we've rated them but let us know what you think in the comments below, plus vote for your MOTM in the poll.

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