Reading FC boss Veljko Paunovic said his team's execution was 'brilliant' following the 3-0 win against Coventry City.

Three superb goals from Lucas Joao, Andy Rinomhota and John Swift sealed the win for Reading - who have now taken ten points from the last four league games.

Speaking after the game, Paunovic said: "We spoke about this as being payback month for us and it has started well.

"Coventry ended our winning streak at the start of the season - they ended our honeymoon at the start of the season.

"I am very happy with the way we played and how we executed - it was brilliant.

"I'm not happy with how we started the game. 

"The reaction was fantastic, however. After that, we got where we wanted to go. 

"Fortunately we had Rafael who did a great job. He projected his confidence to the team."

"We managed the game properly with high intensity and high pressure."

Andy Rinomhota marked his 100th Royals appearance with a superb finish to give Reading a two-goal advantage, which Paunovic said was just reward for one of the team's 'favourite players'.

"He plays every game, he is a fundamental part of our team with his hard work, generous effort and support for everyone on the field alongside Josh.

"They are the two engines we have in the midfield and they are very important for our team.

"Together we have those three pilots in the midfield who are our pinnacles - I'm very grateful for his commitment.

"You could see the excitement the team had in the celebration, he's one of the team's favourite players."

Michael Olise came off injured in the second half of the win, with the Serbian boss confirming after the game that he had suffered a shoulder injury.

"At first look by our medical department, the assessment is he will be out for a long time.

"But, we will have to wait for a bigger picture of the injury.

"It doesn't look bad but let's wait for the next 24/48 hours until we have an opinion from the specialist and until we have a scan done."

Paunovic also confirmed that Yakou Meite, Felipe Araruna and Andy Yiadom could return before the end of the month.

Liam Moore and George Puscas are expected to be back from their respective injuries in February.

Paunovic also gave an update into the situations regarding potential signings and contract negotiations.

"There have been movements and I have spoken with players and given them my input on their situation.

"We are still working to put something together for the players.

"We are aware of the situation and we are looking for solutions.

"We enquired for a couple of Premier League players who could be available on loan. 

"We'll have to wait but we'll continue to knock the door and persevere.

"My personal goal would be two [new signings].

"Given what the team needs I think we need depth in the backline and a player who can affect in the final third.

"We have to be ready for replacements and be ready to have competition for the team."