Reading FC boss Veljko Paunovic labelled his team's 2-1 win away at Huddersfield as one of the best performances of the season.

It marked the first time that Reading have come from a goal behind to win under the stewardship of Paunovic, who expressed his delight at the nature of the win after the game.

Paunovic said: "I think it was one of the best performances of the season, especially on the road.

"I'm so excited by the performance and I'm very happy and grateful for the guys and everything that they did today.

"We have been saying for a long time that after we concede first, we don't win games. This is a huge improvement in our identity and our mentality.

"With this win, not only the confidence and the belief will grow, the mentality which wraps up everything will.

"These are the things I appreciate from this game.

"[Not being able to win from behind] I have heard has been a problem in the past.

"[The celebrations after the second goal] was very meaningful for me because as a coach I don't want to only improve the results and the culture, but I also want to improve the mentality.

"If you improve that, you will get an amazing team, a strong team, a solid team with confidence.

"We were looking for the opportunity at half time and I told the guys if we don't win today I am going to walk back home to Reading.

"I'm glad they fixed it so I didn't have to walk back home in this weather! 

"This tells how much it meant to me, to win the game because we're putting together a very strong and powerful team.

"They are a fantastic group of young people, all on the same page.

"When you have performances like this, I can't wait to see the fitness and technical data, because it's so important we have complete performances.

"Once we achieve that level I'll demand we stay there and look to improve, always."

Lucas Joao stole the headlines once more with a stunning brace on his return to the side.

He did leave the pitch after receiving attention from the physio, but Paunovic confirmed that this was due to cramp and not a recurrence of his injury.

Speaking on Joao's performance, the Serbian manager said: "His performance was fantastic.

"I was really impressed with his fitness after being injured for three weeks.

"Coming into the game with this sharpness - which usually takes a couple of games for players - maybe he didn't have the fuel to play 90 minutes but the 75 minutes he did play, he almost played a perfect game.

"The two goals are proof of his improvement in his mentality - waiting for his opportunity when things weren't going our way and we face adversity - he was patient and waited for the opportunity to come.

"I'm so happy that Tom McIntyre assisted with the first goal - we were encouraging him to play and it was great."