NIGEL Gibbs admitted the players finally gave Reading FC fans a performance they deserve after yesterday's 3-0 victory over Hull City.

Royals secured their first Championship win at Madejski Stadium this season thanks to goals from Sam Baldock, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Andy Yiadom.

The much-needed victory ended the club's worst start to a league season at home and lifted Paul Clement's men out of the relegation zone.

The performance was a complete contrast to Wednesday's night's limp display against Norwich City when Royals were booed off the pitch after a 2-1 defeat.

Assistant manager Gibbs admitted: "We knew we had to perform on Saturday because we didn't do that for 90 minutes against Norwich.

"We rallied a bit in the second half and got back into the game, only to give a really poor goal away straight from the kick off.

"We owed a good performance to ourselves and the supporters more importantly because they have stuck with us.

"They have had a tough time watching us at home. The players are aware of that, they know they are playing for the badge. We wanted to go out there and show the fans what we can do.

"The supporters have been great. It's been hard for them. But rest assured, we are determined to do well."

Clement was fuming with his side's lacklustre display against Norwich City.

There was no messing from the Royals boss who dropped four players from that team for the visit of Nigel Adkins' Tigers.

Saeid Ezatolahi was handed his debut while Josh Sims, O’Shea and Bodvarsson all came in. And those to pay the price for Wednesday’s debacle were Chris Gunter, Sone Aluko, John Swift and Yakou Meite, who were all dropped to the bench.

Gibbs explained: "I think it was frustration from the manager, and from all of us. "We have worked extremely hard in training to get the right results and lost so many games by the odd goal.

"Wednesday was a disappointing result, but the main thing was the first-half performance against Norwich as it wasn't up to standard.

"The players and staff know we have to do better than that and I think you saw it from the first whistle against Hull.

"The intent was there to really go after them and the early goal gave us a good start."

He added: "We wanted to bring some fresh bodies in and a little bit of height over that side in Tiago.

"He's played right-back before, he's got pace. It was the manager's call and it went very well.

"Tiago did very well there and the proof is in the pudding because we kept a clean sheet which was so important because it gives everyone confidence.

"It's was our first clean sheet as well in the league, three goals at home and a home victory that has been a long time coming. It was a good day for us and something we can build on now."

Reading travel to Brentford next Saturday (3pm).