READING FC midfielder John Swift praised striker Lewis Grabban following their 2-1 win over Rotherham on Easter Monday, writes Jack Simpson.

Grabban got the equaliser for Royals following a superb cross from Garath McCleary, striking a brilliant first-time volley into the back of the net.

Swift then got the winner for Reading after getting on the end of Chris Gunter's cross to poke the ball past Rotherham goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell for his ninth goal of the season.

Speaking after the match, Swift said: “ It (the goal) gave the whole team a massive boast, we were on top, had all the possession, and they didn't look like scoring.

"Once that went in we knew we could keep possession, draw them out and then finally get the last goal. "To come off the bench and do it, it helps the team as well.”

The Reading midfielder rejected that fitness was an issue for the team's dismal first-half performance.

The former Chelsea man, said: “I think it's more mentally, coming in on Sunday and normally resting your body and trying to prepare for the Tuesday game.

"But it was straight out on the training pitch and working on Monday's game. Physically the boys were good.”

When ask for his thoughts about scoring the winner, Swift added: “Danny and Gunts did the hard work. It's a great feeling to get the winner.

Reading's next game is away to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, before a home game with Wigan on April 29. Their last match is away to Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Sunday, May 7.