Reading boss Veljko Paunovic insisted his side haven't reached their full potential yet, despite winning 3-0 against Rotherham at the Madejski Stadium.

A sublime double from Yakou Meite and a late penalty from Lucas Joao secured all three points for Paunovic's men, who now sit five points clear at the top of the Championship table. 

Paunovic insisted however that his side can still improve, despite the incredible start.

"So far, we haven’t got to the performance we are looking for.

"We’re going through the process.

"Our non negotiables are always there and we’re looking to improve our goal scoring chances.

“We haven’t had too many shots on goal but we have taken our chances. I’m containing my excitement, I’m very happy but in the locker room, everyone has the fire in their eyes.

“I want to give the guys the confidence and belief that they can win every game. We keep our feet on the ground and focus on our recovery.

"It’s a marathon and the games never stop.”

Paunovic also recognized that the first half performance wasn't up to the standards he expects of his side.

"You never know what plan they will have. The Wycombe game was a bit different.

"It was more similar today to Watford. We couldn’t find our way, like against Wycombe, but we were patient.

"We learned from Wycombe. It wasn’t new for us and I wasn’t happy but I knew the team knew how to deal with the situation.

"In the second half the changes we did and we calmed down things and that helped us to control the game better and we expected to create more opportunities which we did.

“We count our points but we want to be consistent and think about our next game and how we can improve.

“In the first half, we had a difficult time because of the spirit of our opponents.

“The adjustments and commitment of everyone brought us to a different type of game in the second half and we were much better and comfortable.”

The Royals boss refused to single out any single player for praise, but did call Yakou Meite's spectacular overhead kick goal one of the 'best goals' he's seen.

"I think he scored one of the best goals I’ve seen in football.

"It’s one of the most beautiful goals I’ve seen.

"But, I have to acknowledge a fantastic performance by Rafael and the saves he made.

"The two spartans we have in Morrison and Moore, then another two spartans in Laurent and Rinomhota - those guys put everyone out of their seats so it’s a fantastic team to be a manager of.

"With our talented full-backs, and players like Ejaria, who showed consistency in being patient to wait for the creative moment to pass the ball.

"We have to wait for those moments to be ready to convert - it’s priceless, having the team to focus like we are."