Having sat through 44 of the 46 league matches of a depressing season as a Reading fan, very few Royals players impressed myself or the paying punters.

However, that's not to say more than a few opposition players didn't catch the eye as they glided and waltzed around bamboozled defenders or cleverly put an attack to an end.

Take a look below at a handful of individuals who stood out to me.

Josh Bowler

As with every opening day, there was an air of optimism heading to Bloomfield Road for the curtain-raiser.

That was until just 10 minutes in, when Callum Connolly put the Tangerines into the lead.

Bowler, without picking up the goal or even an assist, tore shreds out of newbie Nesta Guinness-Walker.

The youngster, having made the step-up from AFC Wimbledon, was constantly beaten and given a torrid time one-versus-one against the electric winger.

Thankfully, for Reading, the only way was up for Guinness-Walker as he turned into a fans favourite and very competent full-back while Bowler ended the season with just six goal contributions.

Anel Ahmedhodžić

Still only in August, despite a relatively decent start, a trip to Bramall Lane is always a difficult evening.

Paul Ince and Co. found just that, shipping four for the second time in the campaign and looking on different planets to the Blades.

One man who grabbed a brace, despite being a central defender, looked clearly a cut above.

Ahmedhodžić, who had arrived from Malmo in July, was a constant thorn in the Royals' side and should have grabbed himself a hattrick by the end.

Never before have I seen a defender look so dangerous in the Reading box.

Patrick Roberts

Netting three goals in two games against Reading, Sunderland were one of the stand-out sides to face the Royals this season.

Becoming the first opposing team to win in RG2 this season, Tony Mowbray's men blew Reading away.

Roberts' quickfire brace before the break killed the game, before Jack Clarke's Goal of the Season contender put the cherry on top.

A tighter game on Wearside, defender Baba Rahman was punished for dallying on the ball in his own box and Roberts made no mistake to slot past Joe Lumley.

A big name player, having impressed as a teenager at Fulham and Celtic, the 26-year-old has really found his feet at the Stadium of Light.