Reading scored in stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw with relegated Wigan Athletic.

Here is what interim manager Noel Hunt said after the match.

Noel on the match

"I’m gutted with the result in terms of the scoreline, but in terms of the performance and how we dominated the game and how we played and the characteristics we showed- I’m proud of the boys. They went out and believed in what they were trying to do. I’m not sure what the possession stats were but we dominated the game. On another day if the ball drops for us we probably score four or five.

Noel on state of play in relegation fight

"We’re relying on results now. Obviously, we will keep a close eye but what they gave on the pitch today is what should be the minimum requirement for this football club. Other than putting the ball in the back of the net there’s not a lot else we could have done in terms of how we controlled the game and created chances. For me, we’ve got to wait in hope and hopefully we have something to play for next Monday.

Noel on injuries returning

"Look at the starting line-up, we were contemplating teams through the week, and it was about getting our best players and most experienced players on the pitch. These boys like Junior [Hoilett], Shane [Long], Tom McIntyre, Yakou [Meite]- coming back five, six or seven weeks early to get on the football pitch and play for this club and for me. It shows the characteristics of the boys and how good professionals, and people, they are. You don’t see that often; these boys were out for the season and from the minute I stepped in we had a conversation, and they all came back with the same answer. For me, we put out a team to dominate the game. Shane hasn’t played for five or six weeks, neither has Junior, all coming back from serious injuries to play football for this club and this team. From that, I can’t be any prouder.

Noel on Huddersfield/Rotherham results

"We will keep an eye on the game tomorrow, enjoy spending time with your family tonight and tomorrow and then Monday we get ready for Monday week. That’s been the message to the boys. I asked them to leave everything on the pitch, and I think they did. It was a Reading performance, albeit the result wasn’t the right one or the one we wanted. It shows the character when we go 1-0 down and we spoke about it at half time- the only way Wigan were going to score was on the counter or from a set-piece. That’s probably the most disappointing factor of the day, was that we conceded from a set play. It shows the character of the team, we had chance after chance. The fans had a lot to do with that, they kept going and we managed to get a goal back through Yakou and at the end we could have nicked it."