Reading may have missed the chance to maintain their recent good form under Mark Bowen with the postponement of their match at Nottingham Forest on Saturday - but they are back at the Mad Stad this weekend, keen to keep their mini run going, writes Nicholas Tunney.

The Royals entertain Millwall (kick off 3pm), another side who have made a change in their managerial ranks recently, with the resignation of Neil Harris, who was replaced by Gary Rowett.

That move is showing immediate rewards as the Lions beat off the challenge of Stoke 2-0 last weekend at The New Den to re-energise their campaign and come into this game in good heart.

Bowen has started life well as Reading manager, with four points from two very tricky games.

The 1-0 win at home to Preston was a superb result, considering their run of form and they produced an arguably better performance to hold QPR to a deserved 2-2 draw on the road.

It looks as though the appointment of Bowen has galvanised the Royals. They are playing more direct and at a higher tempo and it seems to be suiting the squad more.

Under Jose Gomes, the team would look to adopt a passing game from out of defence to make sure ball retention was of the utmost importance.
The change in style has seen goalkeeper Rafael Cabral kick the ball out towards the strikers and allowing the likes of Ovie Ejaria and John Swift to play further up the pitch.

Ejaria, in particular, has been in scintillating form in the two games under Bowen’s tenure.

He has led both Preston and QPR a merry dance. The way he looks after the ball and keeps possession shows the talent he has and his pass to George Puscas for Reading’s equaliser at QPR was world-class.

If Messi or Ronaldo had played that pass, it would be shown on TV over and over again. He is the player that makes the team tick and will be crucial to the Royals if they want to climb the table.

With Puscas back amongst the goals and already forming a partnership with Sam Baldock, it looks like very promising signs already for Bowen to work with.

This game represents a good chance for Reading to chalk off another win and keep the momentum going for Bowen and the whole squad.