Michael Morrison said that Reading did not ask enough questions of Millwall after the 2-0 defeat at The Den. 

Goals from Matt Smith and former Royal Jon Dadi Bodvarsson have the hosts all three points, ending Reading’s nine game unbeaten run.

Morrison admitted after the game that the side did not do enough to test Millwall. 

“We probably should have asked them more questions, I don’t think we got the ball through the thirds enough to cause them problems. 

“It was a tough pitch to play on. We’re not using that as an excuse, but it would’ve suited us better if we could have got the ball down and passed the ball a little more. 

“Really though, we have to look at ourselves and say we didn’t have enough quality to cause them problems.

“It just didn’t quite work today. On another day, if we were better with the ball, we could have caused more problems.”

Reading now face another tough trip on Wednesday night, as they visit Nottingham Forest. 

With a number of difficult games coming up, Morrison said that he felt the next month can be a ‘good gauge’ of where the side will finish at the end of the season.

“We have come a long way since the new manager came in and we’re still moving forward. 

“We’re not going to win every game, today was one of those days where we fell on the wrong side [of the score line].

“We’ve got so many tough games so it will be a good gauge to see how the final push of the season will be.”