The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

GUTSY and de­ter­mined. David Wag­ner can be proud of his side’s per­for­mance de­spite be­ing over­taken at the top of the Cham­pi­onship.

His side, as ex­pected, strug­gled af­ter Ra­jiv van la Parra lost his head but they still showed why they can com­pete with the best in this divi­sion.

And they could’ve nicked some­thing at the death de­spite only con­jur­ing a few chances with ten men in a largely one sided affair.

It just wasn’t Nahki Wells’ day. And he usu­ally loves scor­ing against the Royals. He spurned an op­por­tu­nity late on and in truth there wasn’t much be­tween th­ese sides.

As for Read­ing, Jaap Stam’s com­ments were as fair as they were hon­est. He knows his side are far from com­plete but he can be proud of their achieve­ments thus far.

Since their 2-2 draw with Brighton in Au­gust, the Royals have only shipped two goals in five league games and it is no sur­prise that the for­mer Manchester United de­fender has made them so res­o­lute.

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