Reading FC match-winning hero Matt Miazga insisted Saturday’s 1-0 over Preston North End will mean nothing if Royals cannot overcome Queens Park Rangers tonight (7.45pm ko), writes Courtney Friday.

Miazga scored a dramatic last-gasp winner as he volleyed Reading into the lead in the 98th minute after Jordan Obita’s long-range drive was parried by stopper Declan Rudd.

The goal sparked euphoria at Madejski Stadium and gave new manager Mark Bowen a priceless win in his game in charge.

But USA international Miazga challenged his teammates to make it back-to-back wins when they travel to Loftus Road tonight.

He said: “It was important for the club to get back to winning ways.

“We know our qualities and if we can put in these kinds of performances with the right energy or intensity then I don’t see many, if any clubs beating us at home.

“If we continue putting in that grit I think it will be a good season and we’ll push up the table.

“But for now the main focus is QPR. The win against Preston doesn’t matter if we can’t follow it up.

“If we can get back-to-back wins we can really start moving up the table.”

Miazga’s match-winner was his first goal for Reading since joining on loan from Chelsea in January.

The 24-year-old admitted it was stuff dreams are made of when he saw the ball crash into the back of the net.

He continued: “Football-wise it wasn’t the most sharp or pristine performance but we had the right mentality and energy to overcome them in the end.

“The most important thing is three points and a clean sheet so we’re very happy with that.

“You envisage these moments, the 97th minute winners. I’d rather it was a header because I’m a centre half but a strike will do.

“We were telling Jordan not to shoot but he struck it brilliantly and luckily the keeper parried it straight to me.”