HAlf time - some hard tackles going in from both sides. Tough game. We have played well but Reading do look quality at times. I could see them sneaking a 1 - 0 win but we are certainly getting stuck in!
Reading controlling the game for me, but they are creating very little, as are we mind. I think if we see Roberts at some point in the 2nd half, say for the last 30 mins, we can nick this. The first goal is key (as they say).
Would say we look comfortable defensively but we need a lot more going forward if we have any intention of winning this game. As said above, hopefully the introduction of Roberts makes the difference. A point wouldn’t be a bad result against one of the form sides but would be great to nick it.
Good half. Agree as already said Dijksteel, Akpom, McNair all playing well.
Have to say though think Bolas starting to improve under Warno as well now. First 20 mins of that half while we were using the 352 formation thought he did a better job than Tav did on the other side of getting up and down, being involved both ends.
Think we should be doing better in CM considering we've got Morsy, Sav and Hows in there, and McNair and Dijksteel pushing up to help out as well.