Mark Bowen praised Yakou Meite's recent performances after the Ivorian forward took his goal tally for the season to ten against Sheffield Wednesday.

Meite has been in good form in recent weeks, having scored four times in his last seven games.

But Bowen highlighted that he's delighted not only by Meite's form, but also by his attitude and energetic performances.

"Yakou is now on double figures for the season, but more than that, we were up against ten men and there were two minutes to go in the game.

"He was still sprinting back to fill in the right hand channel and help out Andy Yiadom in front of him.

"He does that job as a striker, and it’s a thankless task at times, but I am more inclined to look at what he does off the ball, and the work rate he gives.

"The goals are the perfect icing on the cake really, but the work rate he’s putting in for his team is marvellous."

Meite's goal against Sheffield Wednesday made him the first player to score more than ten goals in all competitions in back-to-back seasons for Reading since Adam Le Fondre did so in three successive seasons.

Meite will be hoping to match Le Fondre's record next season - but first, he'll be aiming to continue his rich vein of form in the coming matches.