READING FC put their midweek disaster to one side as they claimed their first home win since Boxing Day with a vital 2-0 victory over Barnsley.

Yakou Meite was in the right place at the right time to bundle the ball over the line in the first half before George Puscas doubled Royals’ lead in the second.

See how we thought the players performed below.

Rafael Cabral: 6/10 - Little to do but pulled off a top-drawer double save to deny Cauley Woodrow on the stroke of half-time with Royals a goal to the good.

Andy Yiadom: 6/10 - Showed both sides of his game this afternoon. Never shy to get forward and create danger but equally keen to charge back and defend. A strong performance against his former side.

Michael Morrison: 4/10 - Looked shaky in the first half and very nearly gifted Barnsley and equaliser when he was robbed of possession in a dangerous area. Luckily for him, Woodrow could not quite find the finish.

Matt Miazga: 6/10 - Really solid performance from the loanee who has just returned from injury. Brilliant tackle to deny Woodrow after an initial mix-up between himself and Morrison in a dangerous position.

Jordan Obita: 6/10 - Outstanding defensive work, particularly in the first half. Marked his man out of the game didn’t let anything pass by him.

Andy Rinomhota: 6/10 - Bags of energy in the middle of the park and showed a couple of those driving runs that we’ve seen many times before. My only criticism would be that he didn’t always pick the right pass but a solid performance overall.

Ovie Ejaria: 6/10 - Made a really good start to the game and his footwork caused all manner of problems for Barnsley who simply couldn’t handle him.

John Swift: 5/10 - Not the best performance overall but he did deliver a very dangerous free-kick to set up Reading’s goal.

Michael Olise: 5/10 - Didn’t show his normal talents in the first half and I felt he struggled to get into the game in the opening half an hour. That said, he picked himself up and got stuck in defensively whenever he needed to. Started the second half in a much brighter fashion mind and his performance grew along with the game.

Yakou Meite: 6/10 - Not the best goal we’ve seen him score but he was in the right place at the right time and used his strength well to poke the ball over the line after a wonderful delivery by Swift.

George Puscas: 7/10 - Played the lone forward role very well today. He showed excellent work-rate and always looked up for the fight. The Romanian deserved a goal and took his chance well as he raced through on goal and curled the ball out of Brad Collins’ reach.

Garath McCleary: 5/10 - Was deployed from the bench into his more natural position on the wing and looked sharp with his energy and skill. Some lovely trickery in the middle of the park as Reading pushed for a third goal.

Ayub Masika: 5/10 - Promising signs on his home debut. He got the crowd going with a lovely slaloming run before picking out Puscas who couldn’t return the favour. Definitely looks like an attacking threat which could be very beneficial in the final third of the season.

Pele: N/A