Veljko Paunovic refused to suggest that Reading's play-off bid was over after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff City.

Kieffer Moore looked to have snatched all three points for the visitors, but a late Yakou Meite goal secured a share of the spoils.

The result leaves Reading four points off the play-off spots, with Barnsley and Bournemouth set for games against Coventry City and Norwich City respectively over the weekend.

Speaking after the game, the boss admitted the result was not what he had hoped for.

"The result is not what we wanted. We are unhappy about it.

"We played a very solid game and confronted and matched their team well throughout.

“In the past, we have struggled against a direct approach unfortunately we conceded the penalty that change the game.

“It was unfortunate to concede a breakaway and they got the call.

“We were focused when they had the ball, we knew exactly what they were going to do.

"We were capable of playing our football.

"What we lacked was not bravery, it was a little bit of cunningness in the final third.

“I see a fantastic team that can beat any team in the league. I see a group of people who are 100 per cent committed to help the team secure the play-offs.

"I believe Swansea last year were eight points away, and they came back - because they were a good team, they believed and they never gave up.

"I believe we tick all those boxes."