Reading FC's summer was one of upheaval, confusion, frustration and ultimately, murmurings of quiet satisfaction.

Although not all, and perhaps not the most important, gaps have been filled, the club has done well to secure experienced players in a short space of time.

I'd argue that the players the Royals have enticed to the club at the latter stages of the window, Alen Halilovic, Baba Rahman and Danny Drinkwater, have more to offer the club than players linked earlier in the window.

The club has also managed to secure players such as Drinkwater, Rahman and Halilovic by paying a small percentage of what they would have had to in previous windows.

Players with the pedigree of Rahman and Drinkwater, with the experience of Hoilett and Dann and the promise of Dele-Bashiru and Halilovic, looks to also be a nice blend of different traits you want in a squad.

The burning question on the lips of Royals fans was the lack of depth in the striker department.

This is a worry as the club only have George Puscas as a recognised striker.

That is not a dig at Puscas at all, as it would be the same with any other Royals striker if they were the only fit forward. 

The club had been active until the closing stages of the window and had already achieved a lot in a relatively short space of time.

However, bolstering the midfield in what seems to have been a priority over the striker seems incredibly short-sighted.

Should George Puscas sustain an injury now that rules him out until the new year, the situation would be dire.

Reading would be going into every game having to shoehorn several players into changed roles to cope with the loss.

I pray this doesn't happen, as it could have a catastrophic impact on the season as a whole.

If Puscas remains fit, there is now a huge burden on his shoulders. 

Even if he scores two every three games, his fitness will be called into question having previously had issues here and there. 

Assuming Paunovic will realistically have to rest him even if the injuries stay away, the squad will look thin again.

Hopefully, the next month or so may bring activity in the form of free agents, although the situation with this remains unclear. 

It certainly will be giving the boss a headache, one would imagine.