Reading FC boss Veljko Paunovic was delighted at the performance of his side in the 3-1 win against Bristol City.

Goals from Ovie Ejaria, Yakou Meite and Lucas Joao sealed all three points for Reading against the promotion-hopefuls in the lunchtime kick-off at the Madejski Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Paunovic said that it was a 'perfect performance' and challenged his side to build 'new momentum' as they approach the hectic Christmas schedule.

"It was very important to get the feeling of winning back. It feels good, it feels fantastic. But we have to keep our feet on the ground.

“It was a tough game, we were more consistent and looking to get the win. 

“The second half was exciting and I’m proud of our guys for the hard work they put in and the quality they showed.

"This was one of the best performances this year.

"I want to remind ourselves of what I'm consistently saying, we needed a balanced performance in attack.

"We had that today. It was a very complete performance.

“Everyone together played a fantastic game."

Paunovic reflected on the end to a winless run that had stretched back to the victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park, and said that his side had matured in the period.

"It has been a tough stretch for us, but it has been an opportunity for us to grow as a team, mature and improve ourselves.

“We always want to show our mentality and that training helped today.

“It’s been a month since we won a game, but we came back and won today.

"It was a must win game so it gives a boost to our overall energy levels.

"We were all on the same page, it was a must win game. Our goal is that in the next couple of games, starting with this one, to build a new momentum."

The manager issued an injury update on trio George Puscas, John Swift and Andy Yiadom.

The boss confirmed that Puscas has suffered a suspected hernia and will be examined over the 'coming weeks' meaning an imminent return to action.

John Swift is expected to return from his long-term injury 'around Christmas', according to the manager. He'd previously stated that he was hopeful he'd return in 2020.

Andy Yiadom is expected to 'take more time' in his recovery after he suffered a recurrence of the knee injury that ruled him out for almost two months earlier this season.