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Bristol Rovers 0-2 Reading FC: Instant Reaction

Time to get carried away folks! Reading are all but certain for a 106+ point season after crushing the mighty Bristol Rovers 2-0 in their first major UK friendly of the summer.

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Reading: Al-Habsi; Long (Gunter), Obita, Ferdinand (Hyam), Keown; Akpan (Norwood), Tshibola (Williams), Quinn (Pogrebnyak); Taylor (Novakovich), Fosu (Griffin), Samuel (Blackman)

If you read my piece earlier today than perhaps you can understand why I'm slightly underwhelmed by any pre-season result but all that being said, a win is a win.

Goals from Dominic Samuel and Nick Blackman sealed a win over the League Two side on a night that saw Reading missing several first teamers including Michael HectorGarath McCleary who were on international duty and Hal Robson-Kanu who was missing with a niggle picked up in the behind closed doors game with Spurs.

Get Reading and TTE Podcast Extra Co-Host Charles Watts summed it up thusly.

Fosu's night included setting up both goals and gives further encouragement that his impressive display at Derby was no fluke.

Anton Ferdinand coming through another game with no apparent injury was also a good sign but Friday's opponents Swansea will provide a better idea of how far Steve Clarke's side have progressed since the end of last season.

So what did you make of it folks? Start of something good or nothing to get excited about? Let us know.