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Birmingham 0-1 Reading: Player Ratings

Liam Kelly once again runs the show but should Danny Williams be looking over his shoulder?

Reading v AFC Bournemouth - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Vicci returns to give her verdict on Reading's players in the win at Birmingham.

Ali Al-Habsi: 6

Didn't really have that much to do. Kicking is a bit of a weakness but gets the job done in the saves department.

Chris Gunter: 6

Made the blocks and tackles when needed but didn't really notice him.

Liam Moore: 6

Again nothing to write home about but was there when needed. Possibly gave ball back to Ali several times when not best option.

Jordan Obita: 6

Made some decent runs into the box especially towards end of first half. Showed commitment especially when going full pelt to head ball and get smack in the head for his troubles.

Tyler Blackett: 5

Still not fully convinced by him - looks a bit shaky when challenged but he's young.

Danny Williams: 5

Personally I don't think he's the player he was earlier in his Reading career. Danny doesn't seem to battle as much or shoot when in a good position

Roy Beerens: 6

Frustrated me again - did a lot of good work down the left but then seems to try and do too much with the ball.

Liam Kelly: 7

Star man for me. Never stopped running and went after every ball . A couple of wasted free-kicks but came up with a telling contribution for the goal.

Gareth McCleary: 6

Worked hard and had the Brum defenders on the back foot. Particularly impressed with his pace and determination to chase and retrieve a ball which everyone thought would be a goal kick.

George Evans: 6

Continues to show growing maturity. Solid in the middle.

John Swift: 6

Appears to be getting back to the player he was before the injury. Popped up with goal and provided some good crosses.


Yakou Meite: 6

I really would like to see him get a decent run in the team to show us what he can do. Seemed up for challenge when he came on and he proved the different in the end.

Joesph Mendes: N/A

Not long enough on the pitch to show anything.