READINF FC boss Paul Clement reflected on a ‘positive’ week for his players ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brentford.

Royals won 3-2 at Preston and beat Hull City 3-0 at home in the last three games to move out of the Championship relegation zone.

And though those pair of victories book-ended a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Norwich City, Clement used a word synonymous with Tigers boss Adkins when he was in charge of Reading to describe his team’s upturn in fortunes.

"We took six points from nine which is a positive week,” Clement told the media at today’s press conference at Hogwood Park.

“If we can replicate that moving forward we'll be going in the right direction.

"The unfortunate thing is in the week between the Preston and Hull wins we had a disappointing performance against Norwich.

"But on reflection, it was a good week's work, a positive one.”

He added: "We focussed on the Norwich game a lot, we had to put things right and improve. We did a thorough analysis and everyone could see the improvement in the next performance.

"The main issue was the intensity, we got out of the traps really quickly against Hull and the fundamentals were there.

“We were shutting players down, we won first and second balls, played with intensity and from there you can build."

Reading take on seventh-placed Brentford at Griffin Park this Saturday (3pm ko) as they look for a third win in four matches.

Clement was on scouting duties at the Emirates last night to watch Dean Smith’s Bees lose 3-1 to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

"I went to the Arsenal game,” he explained. “Brentford went to the Emirates and had their fair share of the ball, it was a pretty even split, 50-50.

"If you can do that at Arsenal you are a good side, and they are in terms of possession. They are an offensive side, a threat.”

However, Clement is confident Reading can secure a positive result in West London this weekend.

"They've started well but they have lost their last two games to Arsenal and Derby,” he stated.

“There are weaknesses we think we can get at and we go there in confident mood.

“We have no fear of playing away from home as our away record is better than our home record.

"They should expect a very difficult game against us."

Royals will be backed by around 1,800 travelling fans after the club sold its full ticket allocation at Griffin Park.

"That's brilliant,” Clement declared. “I like the stadium, it's old style. We used it when I was reserve team coach at Chelsea so I know it well from the really small changing room to the walk along the touchline.

“There's a hot atmosphere because the supporters are on top of you, I really like these games.

"It hasn't changed much since I was there and there is no need to because they're building a new stadium up the road. They're building for their future at the moment on and off the field.”