Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony questioned 'what the f**k' Reading are doing in the relegation zone after a 2-2 draw with his Posh side on Boxing Day.

Chairman of the club since 2006, the Irish entrepreneur has his own 'Hard Truth' podcast where he discusses his club and other football topics.

Currently 16 home matches unbeaten and second in League One, his side are looking to return to the Championship after losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the play-offs last season.

Taking the lead twice at London Road on Tuesday, Sam Smith and Femi Azeez twice pegged them back to earn a point.

Believing his side to have dominated the game- with 20 shots and 16 corners- he expressed his disbelief at the Royals' lowly league position on his latest podcast.

"We played Reading on Boxing Day, I took my family. Kudos to my marketing team, the ticket team and CEO, we had 10,500. I think it was our biggest gate on Boxing Day for 20-odd years, it was a great show," he started. "We dominated possession and had 20 shots and 16 corners. I think they had two shots on target and scored twice. It was just one of those days. We could have scored five or six easy goals, but the football was great to watch."

Coming back to the Royals specifically, he added: "Reading are no mugs. I know they were deducted points but what the f**k are they doing down there? When I say they were no mugs, we deserved to win- we dominated. They’re no mugs, they’re a good footballing team and have some good players, as you’d expect from a team that were in the Premier League six-eight [10] years ago."

Now with just one defeat in seven, Ruben Selles' side travel to relegation rivals Cheltenham Town tomorrow with the aim of moving out of the bottom four.