Reading defender Tom Holmes was disappointed with defeat to Queens Park Rangers on Friday, believing the crucial match-winning decision went against them.

Aston Villa loanee Tim Iroegbunam was brought down by midfielder Mamadou Loum in the final 10 minutes, with the referee immediately pointing to the spot.

Lyndon Dykes tucked the spot-kick away for his second of the match to win the game.

However, Academy graduate Holmes feels it was the wrong call.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a disappointing, I didn’t think they threatened too much, other than their goal, in the first half.

“Then in the second half if they didn’t get the penalty, I didn’t see them scoring and a draw would have been a fair reflection.

“In my opinion it wasn’t a penalty, it was just a coming together, he’s just lent into him, and he has gone down fairly easily which is annoying but over the course of a season we will get given a few of them.”

Still in the top six, Holmes believes it has been a positive week overall, picking up a win over Huddersfield Town and draw with Norwich City.

Reading Chronicle:

"I think it has been a really positive week, we have had a bit of everything," he started.

“Norwich was a really good marker for us as after going 1-0 down we steadied the ship well after that as in games gone by we haven’t done so well at that so that was a positive.

“If we put in performances like we did today, on average we will win more games than we lose”.