Reading boss Ruben Selles has labelled Amadou Mbengue's newly discovered long throw a 'weapon' the side are looking to exploit.

'Cheeseburger' returned to the starting side last week following the injury to Tom Holmes and has picked up three assists in three matches with his long throw technique.

Improving his range by up to five metres since the team started working on the set play, both of Femi Azeez's goals in Saturday's 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic came as a result of Mbengue's launched throw-in.

Speaking after the game, Selles said: "In the last third, Amadou Mbengue has been improving his long throwing a lot lately. It is very difficult to defend the second action with time and space for Femi and we know he can score those goals."

"We worked with his technique," the Spaniard added. "He already improved around five metres with the technique. We copied some ideas from coaches like Thomas Gronnemark [Liverpool long throw specialist] at Liverpool and we are helping him to develop that. He is a quick learner so he got that very quick. His technique is fantastic and his distance is improving. With that weapon, we need to use it by organising the first action and second action and every time we are getting that final third throw-in we are getting dangerous."

Reading are back in action on Tuesday, travelling to relegation rivals Fleetwood Town for a first-ever meeting at Highbury Stadium.