Reading FC manager Veljko Paunovic has said that he is already planning ahead for next season after the campaign drew to a close with a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

When asked about his future on Wednesday, Paunovic said: "I do not know the answer of whether I'm going to be here - but I definitely want to be."

After the draw with the Terriers, Paunovic gave a more upbeat message ahead of the off season.

The manager said: “I can’t wait for next season to start. I’m so enthusiastic about the future and to be able to apply everything I’ve learned this year.

“I expect to be here next season.

"I work as if I will be here. I understand how everything works and I always give my best. I treat this club as my club.

“I enjoy it here with the team and the people I have worked with. I understand that’s also something I don’t control so I always give my best.

"We're already talking about reinforcements for next season. We have certain knowledge and a plan in place.

"We can't right now advance too much. When the season is over for everyone, that's when we can advance.

"We will keep working and preparing."

Paunovic admitted that he would not characterise the season as a successful campaign but insisted he was pleased at the improvements his side have made since his arrival.

“We didn’t finish in the best possible way.

"I wouldn’t say it (the season) has been a success but I would characterise it as a huge improvement.

“It’s hard for us for the whole season other than the last few games in the play-off's to not see it as a disappointment.

"Over the next few weeks, I'll be doing a lot of reflection and looking where we have to improve.

"I have many pieces to put back together to build a strategy to move forward. We need to see how things will unfold in the next couple of weeks.

“It was not what we wanted. It was disappointing to concede in the last seconds of the game.

"It was a reflection of how we felt when we lost the opportunity for play-offs.

“The injuries are what went wrong. They were the only consistent thing this season.

"They kept coming and we have to look at how to minimise them in the future.”