Victorious Fleetwood Town manager, Lee Johnson, was full of praise for Reading after their 2-1 win last night.

Johnson, formerly of clubs like Bristol City, Sunderland and Hibernian, took over with the Cod Army following the sacking of former Scotland captain Scott Brown.

Scoring in the first and last minute of the game, Fleetwood's win has left the Royals eight points adrift in the relegation zone of League One.

Reading were dominated in the first half and the visitors could have been out of sight by half-time, but they rallied in the second half and equalised through Dom Ballard.

Harlee Dean and Charlie Savage both hit the woodwork and Ballard missed a golden opportunity as they grew into the game, but Josh Vela's stoppage-time strike won the game for the Lancastrians.

"I like them," Johnson said of Reading. "I think they’re a good side. They’re young and agile and they will only get better throughout the season as they learn to cope with these types of environments. You can tell they are well-coached. I thought it was a really good game. In terms of an advert for good League One football, that didn’t look like a relegation dogfight that could have graced the top half or the top six of the league as well."

League leaders Portsmouth visit Berkshire on Saturday, along with over 3,000 of their supporters.