READING FC boss Jose Gomes is refusing to get carried away by their crucial victory at Ipswich Town.

Mo Barrow’s 90th-minute winner on Saturday secured Royals’ second away win of the season and kept Gomes’ men out of the bottom three.

But Reading are only above the relegation zone on goal difference and still have the same number of points as Rotherham, who beat Blackburn at home at the weekend.

Royals now face another huge six-pointer this Saturday (3pm ko) when a home victory against 19th placed Wigan Athletic could see them leapfrog their opponents.

Gomes stressed: “I’m very happy for the three points on Saturday, but we’ve only won one game.

“We are in a good way but we must keep our feet on the ground. It hasn’t finished, we have more tough games and a very, very important one on Saturday.

“We can relax during the trip home but afterwards we must start preparing for the next one.”

On-Loan Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira rammed taunts from Ipswich Town fans back down their throats by firing Royals into a 19th-minute lead with his third goal in six games.

However, the Portuguese ace limped off in the second half with a suspected hamstring injury before Gwion Edwards equalised seven minutes from time.

But Barrow struck in the last minute with his second goal of the campaign to clinch a vital three points and leave basement boys Ipswich staring at relegation.

Gomes added: “It was a very tense and emotional game – a typical Championship game. I asked the players to keep the ball on t he ground but it wasn’t easy. When we pressed Ipswich they put the ball in our box again.

“We had to win the challenges in the air and the second balls. It wasn’t easy and nobody should think it would be because Ipswich are at the bottom of the table. All Championship games are very difficult, all teams have very good players who play different ways.

“Anything can happen in the Championship. Nobody could have expected the result between Leeds and West Brom on Friday. We must keep the focus and try to improve again and be better, especially when we’ve scored. We must try and control the game more otherwise it’s more difficult for us.”

A draw with Paul Lambert’s Ipswich at Portman Road would have pushed Royals into the drop zone.

And Gomes spoke of his relief when Barrow slid home a last-gasp winner to send 1,500 travelling fans into a frenzy.

“When you win you get more confidence and energy, there is no doubt,” he said. “These are positive things and in the end you receive the points for that.

“Not only regarding mental or physical things, we showed team spirit. We started with the same 11 players and for the first time since I came here I could pick players with no injuries.

“The same players gave a very good answer, they fought and helped each other when they make a small mistake like for the Ipswich goal.

“They didn’t give up, they tried to score again, put the ball in their box and created more goal situations for John Swift, Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite. They deserved the three points for the way they play and fight.”

Royals also face a nervous wait over goalkeeper Emi Martinez who suffered a calf strain on Saturday and is a doubt for the Wigan game.