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Reading FC 3-0 Bradford City: Player Ratings

So on a night where 14 men made 21st century history for Reading FC who shone the brightest of them all? Here's our player ratings.

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Adam Federici: 7

Reasonably quiet night for Feds but he had to be alert from a few set pieces and one low drive towards the end of the first-half. Kept his defence calm and did what he needed to do.

Jordan Obita: 7

Like Hector he had a couple of shaky clearances but generally was good both in attack and defence. Solid.

Alex Pearce: 8

Kept Hanson and Stead quiet all night. Happy to put his head into the danger zone just nine days after suffering a broken nose. Fantastic effort from the Captain.

Michael Hector: 8

Shook off a few nervy clearances early doors to put in a calm and composed performance at the heart of the defence. Continues to improve as a defender while retaining his class on the ball.

Chris Gunter: 7

Linked up well with Garath McCleary and was more than willing to burst down the line to be another attacking outlet. Final delivery was sometimes lacking and positioning wasn't always spot on but generally a good performance from the Wales international.

Nathaniel Chalobah: 9

This is why he's on a reported £30k+ a week at Chelsea. Chalobah put in one of the most impressive individual midfielder displays we've seen at the Madejski from a Reading player since Sidwell was in his pomp. His touch was superb, passing was excellent and he won his fair share of tackles as well. A player that's going places.

Danny Williams: 8

Hard working and selfless display from the USA midfielder. Didn't give Bradford a minute to settle and the only blot on his copy book was a silly booking.

Hal Robson-Kanu: 7

Scored a vital early goal that got Reading off to a dream start but beyond that he didn't have too much influence in the final third. Worked hard tracking back and putting in a shift but not quite worthy of an 8 for me.

Garath McCleary: 7

A constant menace down the right and really gave us some breathing room with his deflected strike. However he should have have done better when in some promising areas and his final ball was again a little disappointing. Still not hitting top gear but he scares defences and he's slowly getting back to the GMac of old.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 7

Got the feeling that Pav could have been out there for 900 minutes and not scored but what he does do is work selflessly for the team. Like Emile Heskey for England, you kind of expect him not to be much of a threat but his value to the team is in his hold up play and intimidation factor.

Jamie Mackie: 8

Love this man, absolutely love him. Fully deserved his goal and once again worked his socks off for the team, just hope we can keep him here next season.


Nick Blackman, Oliver Norwood & Yakubu: N/A

All came on with less than 10 minutes to go in a dead game, so no grades from me.

That's how I saw it but who was your MOTM? Vote below and please leave us a comment or two!