A switch back to a diamond earned Veljko Paunovic’s side a draw, though Reading were certainly left wanting more in an end-to-end encounter.
Despite a few forced alterations, Reading showed versatility and attacking intent to sweep aside Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
Reading changed tack in midweek, utilising a diamond formation in the absence of Rinomhota.
The Royals finally managed to edge a tight game in another clash where they used different combinations of players in order to achieve three points.
Pauno gave different roles to Rinomhota and Semedo, and although he took flak for subbing off Holmes, the reason for the loss wasn’t so straightforward.
A closer look at a gutting night for the Royals, when Joao’s penalty was cancelled out by a brace from DaSilva and late third from Toney.
Jamie delves into the Royals’ goalless draw at Stoke.
Jamie has positives and negatives to pick out from Reading’s performance in a frustrating stalemate at Deepdale.
Jamie’s analysis of the Royals’ third-round FA Cup defeat at Kenilworth Road focuses on the roles played by Ethan Bristow and Tomas Esteves.
Jamie delves into the tactics behind Reading’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town.
Veljko Paunovic tried out a different shape for the visit to West London but, as Jamie explains, it didn’t work.
A narrow defeat for the Royals, but one in which Reading got some things right and some things wrong, as Jamie explains.
Jamie explains how Aitor Karanka’s game plan stifled the Royals at the Mad Stad in midweek.
Although Reading bossed proceedings against Forest, they didn’t push to run up a heavier scoreline.
Despite the result - a fourth straight loss - there were encouraging signs in Reading’s 4-2 defeat at Bournemouth.
Despite creating chances well, Reading’s defence wasn’t tight enough to prevent a 3-0 home defeat to Preston, as Jamie explains.
Jamie digs down into what went wrong on Friday night.
Jamie reviews how different formations were used effectively during this match, as the Royals came away with a 4-2 win.
Jamie has a closer look at the Wycombe win - another difficult clean sheet and three points.
The unbeaten run continues, but Reading missed the chance to make it five consecutive wins at the Riverside.
Jamie unpacks the best performance of the Pauno era as Reading see off promotion hopefuls Watford.
Jamie goes into detail on Reading’s all-round performance in the Welsh capital on Saturday.
Veljko Paunovic completely overhauled Reading’s team for the Carabao Cup clash, and it didn’t pay off.
Jamie dissects a really encouraging opening-day performance that gave us an interesting insight into Veljko Paunovic’s Reading.
New manager, new set-up? Jamie looks into what Reading’s 2020/21 team might look like.
Despite the scoreline on Wednesday night, there were positive signs for Mark Bowen and his side.
Jamie explains the pros and cons of Reading’s 4-4-2 at the weekend, and the improvement that could be made.