Here are our player ratings from Reading's 0-0 draw away at Middlesbrough.

Rafael - 7

Was quick to respond to a couple of dangerous moments in the first half, tipping two dangerous balls over the box. Didn't have much else to do for the remainder of the game.

Omar Richards - 6

Defended well and restricted the play on the Middlebrough right, but failed to support the attacks in the same way that we've seen in previous games.

Liam Moore - 8 

Kept the scores level with a fantastic clearance off the line in the second half from Howson's volley and organized the defence effectively throughout.

Michael Morrison - 8

Characteristically imperious in the air again and showed some really nice touches to break out of a few tight spots. 

Tom Holmes - 7

Had another decent showing in the full-back role, getting forward and providing a real asset on the overlap - especially in the first half.

Andy Rinomhota - 6

Broke up a lot of the play in the midfield with a really tenacious defensive performance but perhaps somewhat overzealous on occasion.

Josh Laurent - 6

Complimented his partners work with a similarly energetic display in the middle of the pitch. Passing was a touch sloppy at points.

Ovie Ejaria - 7

Was confident in taking on his man and came close with a couple of good efforts from distance, which he created for himself.

Michael Olise - 5

Eager to get on the ball, but his end product let him down today -with the exception of a fantastic shimmie and shot in the first half. Wasted a few chances to deliver the ball into the area with a couple of wayward set-pieces.

Yakou Meite - 6

Tracked back and supported the defence well and looked to take on his man and cut into the area at any opportunity, without much joy.

Lucas Joao - 5

Returned to the starting XI after his shoulder injury but failed to continue his scintillating form. Looked a touch hesitant to shoot at points and struggled to create any clear-cut chances.


Alfa Semedo - 5

Looked to get on the ball and push Reading forward but struggled to make the killer pass.

George Puscas - 4

Struggled with Boro's physicality and the back and didn't really make an impact.

Sone Aluko - 4

Failed to follow on from a stunning showing against Watford and struggled to influence the play.