Reading manager Mark Bowen said that he feels today’s performance from George Puscas could be a ‘massive turning point’ in the season for the Royals.

Reading trailed 1-0 until late in the second half when Lucas Boye was brought down in the box. Puscas converted and went on to score two more in quick succession to turn the game on its head and seal the victory for Reading.

Mark Bowen expressed his delight at Puscas’ performance, saying: “It was a massive turning point for us and for him in his season. He grew from the penalty and in the last 15 minutes he showed the quality he has got.

“He's a young kid who has come in with a lot of expectation.

“I've been as frustrated as him, as our fans have sometimes but maybe as a team, we need to give him more chances.

“As soon as he walked in the dressing room after the game, the whole dressing room exploded.

“All the players were cheering and clapping him and patting him on the back. You could see his beaming smile which comes from results as well as goals.

Mark Bowen said that he had been changed the formation in the second half to a 4-4-2, after being 'really angry and frustrated' at the Royals first half showing.

"I was really angry and frustrated at half time because we had ample opportunity to dominate the game.

"Our first touch was poor, our passing was sloppy and our creativeness wasn't there.

"It was always in my mind to go 4-4-2. With Joao coming on and Adam with his passing ability - it was about getting bodies in and around Puscas and taking the game to them."

Bowen went on to say that he thinks his side will be favourites going into the next five games.

“I have said to the guys that they're all hard but I make us favourites in every one of our next five games.

"If I'm making us favourites, I'm putting pressure on the lads to expect them to win them all."