Reading midfielder John Swift is hopeful he will beat his goals tally from last term as he prepares for the upcoming Championship season.

Swift scored the goal of the game in a 4-2 win over Peterborough on Wednesday afternoon at a scorching Madejski Stadium, curling the ball into the top corner from fully 25 yards.

The former Chelsea man also provided an assist for Mo Barrow to score the second goal and Swift was keen to add more goals and assists to his game.

He said: "Every season I want to get on the scoresheet and get as many goals and assists as I can but sometimes you have to help the boys at the back more than you do going forward so I will be putting in a shift at both ends.

"I don't set myself targets with goals and assists. It is about going into every game just hoping that I can perform to the best of my ability and if I get a goal and assist, that is good for me and good for the team but the most important thing is the three points.

"Chelsea will be a tough game on Sunday. They have a young team but obviously it will be a good standard of football and hopefully a game the fans can enjoy."

Swift also talked about the team playing with "more confidence", which the team showed in Wednesday's win.

He added: "We have practiced on playing out and this was another game where we showed what we can do. We have done our best over pre-season and we performed well and it good to come here with a win after a long break."