Reading first team coach John O'Shea spoke after Reading's 3-1 victory over Colchester United at the Madejski Stadium.

The coach said he was very impressed with the performance of the side, especially in the second half.

"I was delighted with the second half and even the last five minutes of the first half.

"We made the lads aware of what cup ties are like against lower league teams. They're always up for it and cause lots of problems and they did initially.

"But thankfully we adapted, we stopped rushing and were a bit calmer and were more positive in possession.

"There were lots of positives but things to work on as well."

O'Shea confirmed that new manager Veljko Paunović picked the side for the cup clash, and gave a brief insight into what the fans can expect from the new manager.

"He's a really positive fella with a real positive approach to football and I'm sure everyone will be excited to hear from him.

"He can't wait to get involved and get more of his ideas over to everyone and to get things in place."

O'Shea also singled out hat-trick hero Lucas Joao for praise, saying "We need to keep him fit. He's a real top personality in the dressing room and if he does stay fit he is a big asset."

The past week has proved to be a difficult week for the club, with mass changes behind the scenes. O'Shea stated that the players have had to remain focused on the upcoming campaign.

"They're asking questions about different things, but we have to make sure they're concentrated on whatever's happening on the pitch, on the training ground and how you are reacting to certain situations. It's football and we have to get on with it."