Former Reading defender, and current Charlton Athletic favourite, Michael Hector singled out Nelson Abbey for praise after Saturday's 4-0 defeat at the Valley.

Hector rose through the ranks in Berkshire and made over 90 appearances for the Royals before going on to enjoy an established Football League career.

Joining the Addicks last season, the Jamaica international played the entire match and kept a clean sheet against Ruben Selles' side.

Going over to the 2,500-strong away end after the match to applaud his former supporters, the 30-year-old took to social media to reach out to Royals fans.

"Thank you for the nice reception after the game to the Reading fans, hope everything off the field gets sorted out," he said.

20-year-old defender Abbey, who has been wearing the captain's armband in place of the suspended Andy Yiadom, was called out for particular praise.

The centre-back made some outstanding tackles and prevented the score from looking even worse, and has been a shining light despite the poor form of this season.

"Oi Nelson is a player by the way," he said. "He didn’t deserve to be on the losing side he was class all game."