Royals stopper Sam Walker dropped a serious hint about his future after Reading's penalty shootout triumph over Cardiff City in the fourth round.

Speaking after the game, Walker said that he thought over the last three games against the Welsh side, Reading deserved to triumph.

"It's taken about 500 minutes for us to get past one another but we've finally came out on top!

"Over the balance of the three games I think we've been the better side throughout - it's just about winning the battle against Cardiff. We've done that tonight."

"You're so focused and you want to win the game, with penalties there is always the risk that you're going to lose the game but as a keeper you're in control and you can make some saves and be the hero.

"Thankfully tonight I did that, although I'm actually a little disappointed I didn't save the third one, it just went underneath me but the lads put them away.

"Gabe Osho is one of the best penalty takers I've ever seen in my career. He takes them day in, day out and he doesn't miss. I knew he was going to score."

Walker also talked about how his relationship with Rafael has helped both players this season.

"It is really good to play these games. Me and Rafa work fantastically well day in, day out and get on really well.

"I'm delighted for him when he does well and I've already got a text from him saying 'congratulations, you deserve it' so that it the kind of relationship we have and long may it continue!"

Walker did also give an honest assessment about his future after the game.

"It's a different position for me. I've spent my entire career playing football and came here to challenge and compete.

"In fairness, I've been behind Emi Martinez and Rafael Cabral who have been absolutely magnificent so I haven't had too many complaints.

"I'm very much enjoying my time here. Me and Rafa work fantastically well day in day out.

"We'll see what the conversation with the club is and what their plans are moving forward."