Reading FC were well-beaten 4-0 at Nottingham Forest.

Take a look at my assessment of the players below.


Southwood- 5: Another four conceded. Kicking was poor and despite a couple of good saves, no more than what he should be making.

Yiadom- 5: A quiet game by his standards as most of the attacks came down the left.

Morrison- 5: Commanded the defence well but was almost caught out a couple of times with the ball at the back.

Dann- 6: Did not do anything wrong particularly but was part of a defence that conceded four. Given benefit of the doubt with his return from injury.

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McIntyre- 4: Had a torrid match with Djed Spence running riot. Out of his depth at full back and need to swift return of Baba Rahman.

Drinkwater- 4: Was a walking red card. Booked in the first half and could easily have been sent for an early bath. Lots of stray passes and finger pointing but very little end product.

Laurent- 5: Tough game to be thrown into after injury and battled hard. Missed a sitter to level the score in the first half.

Rinomhota- 4: Started bright but faded. Failed to see his lung-busting runs which were required for an attacking outlet with lack of attacking midfielder starting.

Hoilett- 4: Non-existent throughout and was pulled for Brandon Barker.

Meite-6: Caught offside lots in the first half but grew into the game. Lots of strong hold up play and forced the goalkeeper into smart save in the first half.

Ince- 6: A threat throughout and a much-needed outlet. End product still sub-par but an improvement on his previous appearances. The bright spark in a flat performance.

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Ejaria- 5: Out of position and struggled but game was already gone by the time he came on. Didn’t add anything but didn’t detract anything.

Barker- 5: Looked bright and forced goalkeeper into save in second half. Deserves a longer look in the team.

Joao- 5: Never on the same wavelength as the rest of the team but added a threat. A few misplaced passes but provided Meite much needed assistance up front.