Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Player Ratings - Sheffield Wednesday (A)

Player Ratings - Sheffield Wednesday (A)

Another frustrating performance from Stam's men, as they laboured to a bore draw against a similarly toothless Sheffield Wednesday side. We take a look at how the players got on.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Vito Mannone - 6 - Had hardly anything to do, distribution was fine. Fair play to him also for returning to play despite his mother suffering a stroke last week, we wish her the best of health.

Leandro Bacuna - 6 - It's fair to say that Bacuna is hit and miss at right-back. He shows good intent going forward, but there can be questions marks over his defending, we were lucky that Sheffield Wednesday had no quality in their wide play. I much prefer him in central midfield.

Liam Moore - 6 - Solid game from Moore who wasn't troubled by the physicality of Joao or Fletcher.

Paul McShane - 6 - As above.

Chris Gunter - 6 - Like Bacuna he was rarely troubled and was solid defensively, but offered very little going forward,

Joey Van den Berg - 7 - Good game from the returning midfielder, who made a number of crucial interceptions and tackles in midfield. Tried to keep us ticking.

Dave Edwards - 6 - A typical Edwards performance with lots of energy and hassle in the midfield, but isn't the type of player to unlock the defence.

Liam Kelly - 5 - With Swifty out injured and being at the point of the midfield, there maybe too much pressure on young Liam to be the creative spark on his return from injury. Nothing clicked for him and his passing was surprisingly off.

Sone Aluko - 5 - Anything he tried unfortunately didn't come off. He had a few decent moments in the first half, but struggled to make an impact in the second. He could have also done better with a decent chance in the first half.

Modou Barrow - 6 - The Wednesday backline were frightened of his pace in the first half when he wasn't doubled up on, but they soon clocked on which halted his effect.

Yann Kermorgant - 6 - Yann is still clearly getting himself up to speed, but seemed very isolated with very little supply.

--------------------------SUBSTITUTES--------------------------

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson - 6 - We saw the good and bad from Jon Dadi, as he created a great chance for Barrow with his running of the channels, but then wasted a good breakaway opportunity.

Pelle Clement - 6 - Didn't really do much of any note when he came on.

Roy Beerens - 6 - Didn't have enough time to make an impact, not that he would have done anyway.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Josh
Date:Monday November 27 2017
Time: 10:51AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Team news & Predicted XIs - Reading vs Derby

It's a quick turnaround after both of our games midweek, as we welcome a high-flying Derby side to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow afternoon. We take a look at team news for both sides.

EFL Agreements For 2018/19

With yesterday's news about the EFL agreeing on an early closure of the summer transfer window from last season, a few other things were voted on as well.

EFL Clubs Agree Early Transfer Window Closure

Within the last hour the EFL have confirmed that member clubs have agreed to changes to the summer transfer window deadline and from next season...

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent

EFL member clubs are set to vote on changes to the summer transfer window today.

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Nottm Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone0%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Ilori0%
Richards50%
Bacuna50%
van den Berg0%
Barrow0%
Kelly0%
Aluko0%
Martin0%
Sub - McCleary0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Edwards0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures

Write for Vital Football