Reading FC manager Paul Ince believes there is no room for negativity after the club''s 3-0 defeat to Hull City.

A first half Keane Lewis-Potter strike was supplemented by an Alfie Jones strike and another from Lewis-Potter in the second half to wrap up a resounding win for the Tigers.

However, all eyes were on London Road as defeat for Peterborough United ensured the Royals will be playing Championship football next season.

In high-spirits after securing survival, interim manager Ince said: "We’re not disappointed, the common goal was to stay in the Championship, and we’ve managed to do that. You can’t win every game. Why am I disappointed, two months ago, this club was going down and this squad and fans have kept this club up. That’s the goal, not losing to Hull, which we dominated in the first half.

"I don’t want to talk about disappointment, it’s a positive time for this club, for the fans and for the staff who you don’t see who work their tripe off. If we go down to League One these people lose their jobs. I don’t want disappointment associated with Reading Football Club today. We can’t win every game, but those fans will go home knowing they’re staying in the Championship and there will be no disappointment on their faces."

With the uncertainty and fear of relegation safely navigated, Ince insists the safety of jobs for backroom staff was of grave importance to him.

He added: "I’m proud not for myself but that I’ve kept these players in this league, that the fans get to see Championship football next season, I’m proud that the staff, who would’ve been worried about their jobs if they went down to League One. Take football out of the equation, they’ve got families to worry about.

"I’m not just managing a squad of players, I’m managing staff who have families so I’m proud I’ve managed to achieve that for these people, not myself."