Reading centre back Michael Morrison has praised his teammates performance today, despite the Royals falling to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Griffin Park.

Speaking after the game, the defender praised the physicality of his side and said he felt Brentford's tactical set-up was 'a bit of a compliment'. 

"I thought we really pushed them physically and asked questions of them to defend and that is the style of football we want to play. 

"We want to be on the front foot and we want to be aggressive and that's not just when we don't have the ball but also when we do have the ball - turning defenders and making them do their jobs.

"I thought we did that, especially in the first half with George running off the back of them and Sam being busy and causing them problems. 

"I don't think they pushed their full-backs up as high as they have done against other teams because they were aware of the pace in behind. That was a bit of a compliment to us.

"They played a certain style which spread our three a little bit and I was marking him [Ollie Watkins] a lot of the game and he is a difficult player and a good goalscorer. He gets good service, which all goalscorers need and took his chance very well today."

Michael Morrison also said it feels 'different' under new manager Mark Bowen in the changing room.

"When you look at the performance and the desire, the game could have gone another way, easily. It hasn't today but if we keep playing like that we will get results. Everyone is fairly positive that that is the right way to play and that will get us results and on another day we could have got the result here."

Morrison also said that he feels Tuesday night's clash with high-flying Leeds United could be the perfect opportunity for the Royals to get back to winning ways.

"Every game is difficult but every game is winnable. You need to turn up and be ready to go every game, whether it is in three days time or seven days time.

"When you lose it is nice to play again on the Tuesday and get going."