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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Reading FC: Player Ratings

So you've read the report but how did Dave rate Reading's players up at Huddersfield? See what scores he's handed out and vote for your own player of the match at the bottom.

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Mikkel Andersen : 5

Although in reality he had little to do, the biggest problem with Andersen today was his distribution. Time and time again he booted the ball from a goal kick into the stand, or to an opposing player, rarely hitting one of our own.

Chris Gunter: 6

A marked improvement on the Gunter of late, however, like other Reading players, he was guilty of squandering possession far too easily, and he was largely invisible for most of the game. Saying that he did do go on a few good runs in the second half but not enough to get a higher mark.

Alex Pearce: 7

Composed and never in trouble, he seems to have got rid of his Cardiff demons and he is starting to put in a few assured performances. Handled everything that Huddersfield could muster.

Michael Hector: 7

Standout in the defence, always in control and put his body on the line with numerous blocks and challenges. The majority of the the time he looked completely aware of what was around him. Still has a tendency to pick the wrong pass, and pings 60 yard balls when there is no need, but on the whole a good performance.

Jordan Obita: 4

Will the real Jordan Obita please return to Reading? It's painfully hard to see how our POTS last year has disintegrated. Looked a shadow of the player he was last season. Far too many times today he picked the wrong pass or put himself and the team into trouble. Needs to rediscover his form and confidence quickly or can see him being taken out of the team.

Oliver Norwood: 7

This is a new Norwood we have since Clarke has taken over. The Hollywood 70 yard pings are now being played when they should be - when there is a ball to play, not every time like he was doing earlier in the season. Played an intelligent game and kept it neat and tidy, and tracked back to cover the defence well.

Danny Williams: 7

Getting better game by game. His surging runs have started to come back into his game, and we need more of them to lift the crowd and the team. His defensive play was again outstanding today. The pairing of Williams and Norwood controlled the central midfield, the only issue is that they created little for the front men.

Jamie Mackie: 5

Seemed to lose his cool a little bit and got wound up before being replaced. Showed touches as to what he can do, but let down by poor passing selection, his crosses were also very poor.

Danny Guthrie: 6

Not the worst player on the park by a long shot, however I did feel a little uncomfortable for him and I am not convinced that Guthrie and Norwood can play in the same team. He didn't link as well as Cox did for Murray, and I felt for him as he ended up playing on the right wing when Blackman came on. Not a bad cameo, though.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 4

What can you say? Moments of brilliance, including the vital assist for the goal, but he often had a touch like a elephant and kept running into trouble. Did have some neat play and touches, but for me is way out of form and I think some time out of the firing line may do him well.

Simon Cox: 6

Tried, huffed and puffed in the first half, but largely isolated and ineffective. Looked much better when he had Blackman up front with him. Not a suitable replacement for Murray.


Nick Blackman: 7

Took the goal well with a calm finish and caused the Huddersfield defence a torrid time when he came on. Seemed to lose concentration a bit when Samuel came on and he was pushed onto the wing.

Dominic Samuel: 5

Didn't really have a chance to make an impression and ran around a lot causing a nuisance, showed glimpses of what might be to come.

Jake Cooper - N/A

No time really to make an impact, brought on to see last 3 minutes out.