Reading surrendered an early advantage to lose 3-1 at Barnsley.

Here are the ratings.

David Button, 6: Had little to do and could do little about any of the goals. Still not looking particularly commanding with balls into the box, but still a solid display despite defeat.

Andy Yiadom, 6: Had great drive to push forward and look to create chances from full-back. Saw less of the game as his opposite man, Clinton Mola, was targeted more by the opposition.

Tyler Bindon, 6: Mixed bag for the youngster, who got an assist for Harvey Knibbs' goal and hit the post with a first-half header. His unfortunate handball gave away a penalty and needed to get closer to Devante Cole for the second.  Still has a great partnership with Nelson Abbey.

Nelson Abbey, 6: Looked composed for the most part but had plenty of covering to do with his pace and strength. He is not aware that Max Watters is lurking for the final goal, not checking over his shoulder when recovering.

Clinton Mola, 6: One of the better performances at left-back from Mola, but still a busy afternoon with the former Blackburn loanee targeted by opponents. His throw-in is intercepted, leaving him out of position for Watters' late goal. Had a solid first-half display.

Michael Craig, 6: For the most part he was solid, but the game passed him by the longer it went on. Had a tough job after picking up a booking for a strong challenge early on.

Harvey Knibbs, 6: Took his goal well and won the ball back on countless occasions in an all-action first half. Barnsley started to take control as the game wore on, leaving him less effective.

Lewis Wing, 6: Similar to most of the team, most good things came through the former Middlesbrough midfielder. Unfortunately, his powers waned in the second half and he was unable to dictate the play.

Femi Azeez, 6: Every chance his teammates got, they passed to Azeez. High on confidence, he tried everything but his crosses were cut out every time. 

Sam Smith, 5: Had very little in the way of service and only had one real sight of goal. He can only hold the ball up so much- his teammates need to get closer to make the most of it.

Paul Mukariu, 4: Not in the game from start to finish. Disappointing given his play in cup competitions, but the loanee has struggled in league action.



Caylan Vickers, 5: His arrival was met with excitement in the crowd, but the teenager struggled to get into the game. Bright future to come. 

Amadou Mbengue, 5: Not as impactful as usual, the change in full-back was met almost immediately with falling behind.

Charlie Savage, n/a

Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, n/a

Ben Elliott, n/a