READING FC midfielder David Meyler has promised fans a more attacking performance in tonight's Championship visit to Blackburn Rovers (7.45pm ko).

Royals are one place off the bottom of the table, having lost their opening three games to Derby County, Nottingham Forest and most recently Bolton Wanderers at the Madejski on Saturday.

It is Reading's worst start to the season since the 1959/60 season as the pressure increases on boss Paul Clement.

They have managed only one goal in the first three games and Clement admitted his side did not move the ball quickly enough to mount a comeback after Bolton had taken the lead early in the second half.

Newly-promoted Blackburn have continued their positive form from League One, remain unbeaten this season and have not lost at Ewood Park in more than a year under the leadership of Tony Mowbray.

But Meyler, who featured in Reading's 1-0 defeat to Bolton, remains positive about the prospect of turning Royals' season around.

He said: "Training has been very good. It is probably some of the best standard I have been involved with in my career.

"We have some very good players, but we need to work harder. We need to move the ball quicker, create more clear-cut chances and when we create them we have got to take them.

"We are creating chances, but we need to start chipping in goals. Everyone needs to contribute, and it is down to the whole lot of us.

"We are three games in but there are still 43 to go. This is a full season that is very long and very tough. Every game is tough."

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Reading failed to put the ball in the net once again when losing 1-0 at home to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The defeat on Saturday resigned Reading to their worst start to a league season for 59 years.

Yanic Wildschut scored three minutes after coming off the bench for the second half, and the hosts were unable to find a response, creating little in the way of chances after that.

The absence of winger Mo Barrow proved to be particularly costly, as Reading lacked potency down the left flank.

Barrow, along with fellow widemen Yakou Meite and Garath McCleary, remains absent through injury.

However, Clement brought in Southampton winger Josh Sims on a season-long loan on Monday, with the 21-year-old likely to make his debut at Blackburn.

Meyler added: "Every game is tough, home or away. The Championship is very competitive, but we are not out of this yet, believe me. We’ve got a good team, a good manager and good players.

"Once our fortune turns, we will kick on and that has to start Wednesday night against Blackburn. It is going to be a tough game, but we are ready for the challenge.

"We’ve got good players and good team spirit. We have got everything, but we need to perform on the pitch. It is about performing for 90 minutes.

"They are going to be a tough team. They are going to be well organised. They have just been promoted so they are going to be on a high.

"Their confidence is going to be good. They are going to want to beat us because they are at home. This is the next challenge for us and we have got to go there and get a result away from home."