Reading goalkeeper Joe Lumley has implored his side to improve their away form after yet another defeat on Friday. 

Conceding in stoppage time to lose 1-0 to Cardiff City, the Royals have won just three away matches this season.

In comparison, Paul Ince's side have only lost three home matches as they sit 16th in the Championship table.

Speaking after defeat in Wales, Lumley said: "I feel we have to improve our away form. Most importantly we’ve got to stick together and keep battling. We need a win. We know our home form is really good – among the best in the league. But we know that we have to keep battling, Home and away. We’ll take each game as it comes, as we always say. We’ll keep together because we’ve got such a good group. The staff have been unbelievable and, me personally, I’ve loved it here. I want to keep more clean sheets and win more games. So let’s see where we can go."

On-loan from Middlesbrough, the former Queens Park Rangers stopper has pulled off some impressive saves in recent weeks, the 28-year-old has kept six clean sheets so far this season.