Reading boss Ruben Selles has admitted that he was left 'positive' after his side picked up three points from a quickfire Easter double-header.

Mid-table Northampton Town were defeated 1-0 by the Royals at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Good Friday, but Bolton Wanderers left Reading battered and bruised after a heavy 5-2 defeat at the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Easter Monday.

With other results in the Royals' favour yesterday, Reading are now six points clear of the relegation zone with five matches remaining.

However, Cheltenham Town and Port Vale have games in hand over Reading heading into the final few weeks of the campaign.

Speaking after defeat in Lancashire, the Spaniard said: "We have four games in nine days over Christmas, so we know how it is. The first game we won, and we thought we could do a little bit better. Today we can do better. Overall, it’s a positive feeling where we got three points in two games. We came from the victory over Cambridge before the international break and we are still doing our job.

"The team has an identity and games like today should help us for the future, and the future is Saturday. I am still very positive with our group of players, the ceiling we have shown and the way we have been working in the second half of the season."

In-form Lincoln City visit Berkshire on Saturday for the first time since 1998, fresh off the back of a 12-game unbeaten run.