Reading FC skipper Liam Moore singled out young midfielder Michael Olise for praise following Reading's defeat to promotion chasing Leeds United at Elland Road.

Speaking after the game, Moore praised Olise's mentality after he was brought in to the starting XI following an injury to Ovie Ejaria in the warm-up.

"It wasn't ideal! I am super proud of Michael - over the last three or four months his growth as a human being first and foremost has been unbelievable.

"To get told six or seven minutes before kick off that you're starting away at Leeds in front of a packed stadium and start the way he did was fantastic. 

"He's got all the talent in the world, it is about maintaining that now and kicking on."

Liam Moore said that he was ultimately frustrated that Reading left Elland Road empty-handed, saying that he felt the side could've picked up a result.

"We've got to come away proud. Leeds are one of, if not the best team in the league - but we're so frustrated. I felt we defended really well early on, we were compact and they didn't really have many clear-cut chances. 

"We had a lot of chances in the first half - when we're going two vs two or three vs two on the counter attack we need to make the most of it.

"It's a disappointing goal to concede, with the richochets [in the build-up to the goal] - I think a point would have been a fair result."

With Reading set to be play relegation threatened Wigan Athletic and Barnsley at the Madejski Stadium in the next two league fixtures, the captain said they're expecting a different sort of challenge. 

"We knew today they were going to have a lot of possession, just like Fulham and other teams like that did. You have you pick your moments.

"The emphasis is going to be on us midweek. I imagine they will look to set up quite deep and try and hit us on the counter attack - all we need to do when that is the case is move the ball quickly through the thirds."