Reading FC manager Paul Ince underlined the importance of being 'careful' with attacker Yakou Meite after playing the full 90 minutes.

The Ivorian has been out with a ruptured ACL since pre-season, but played his first full match in the 4-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

A strong comeback from a serious injury, the fan favourite ran hard and tried to create chances in a lacklustre team performance.

This comes just three days after Ince said he was 'not ready' and might be an 'impact player'. 

However, speaking to the media after the game, interim manager Ince implies that it was through necessity that Meite started.

He said: "Lucas had Covid so I had no choice. Who else have we got to go upfront? Yaks hasn’t played for eight months.

Reading Chronicle:

"When you’re 2-0 down you’ve got to chase the game and try to get something out of the game, a bit like Blackpool so you bring two of them on.

"To be fair to him that’s probably his first full game since the Peterborough game where he came off 10 minutes before the end so we will see what he’s like on Tuesday. We’ve got to be careful because he’s been out for eight months."

In other potential team news ahead of the trip to Bournemouth on Tuesday, Ince has drummed home the importance of competition within the camp.

One player who does this is new signing Orjan Nyland in goal.

The Norweigan shot stopper arrived on Thursday and adds some much needed experience to the goalkeeping department.

Ince added: "That’s what you should have all over the park [competition] but unfortunately we haven’t got that luxury. Sometimes you’re looking at how we can change it but we haven’t got that luxury at this club but having Nyland here is competition, hopefully getting Tom [Holmes] back as competition, Scotty [Dann] has played a full 90 here which should be great, it’s good for us."