Former Reading star Garath McCleary won Goal of the Month in League One, netting a 'trivela' for Wycombe Wanderers against Forest Green.

McCleary, now 35, played 270 times for the Royals during an eight-year spell from 2012 until 2020.

Departing during the Covid-19 shutdown, supporters never got the chance to say goodbye to the winger who 'made Messi look *****', as the chant goes.

Joining the Chairboys in 2020, he has impressed at Adams Park- with his experience and quality shining through in the third tier.

With 29 goals in almost 100 appearances, he has not scored many better than his strike in the 2-0 win over Forest Green Rovers last month.

Speaking on his award, he said: “I’m over the moon to win this award and I’m really grateful to everyone who voted for me. I’ve never won this award before so it’s a proud moment. It’s my best goal for Wycombe, and in my top three of all-time I think.

“Apparently it’s called a trivela but I’ve never heard that phrase! I just caught it nicely with the outside of my boot and I knew it was flying in. Jack Grimmer made a great run down the right to move the defender out of the way and gave me the opportunity to shoot.”

The scorer of some memorable goals for the Royals, strikes against QPR and Burnley spring to mind, as well as the equaliser in Reading's 2015 FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.