Highlights and reaction as Reading win at CCS

Last updated : 27 September 2020 By Michael Morris

Cardiff's Neil Harris: "The frustrating thing for me is we've conceded four goals at home, and look at the goals. We have to learn. The first goal against Sheffield Wednesday we gave the ball away cheaply and the second came from a set play.


"Then today the first goal was from a set play and the second was from us giving the ball away cheaply in the middle of the park. That's what hurts. We were the better team, we created the better chances, got more balls in the box, had more set plays and we lost the game. After Sheffield Wednesday I questioned their focus, but not today. If we want to be a top-six side, we can't give away poor goals."

Reading's Veljko Paunovic: "Lucas Joao's injury doesn't look good, but we will wait for the doctor's assessment. He dislocated his shoulder, but it soon went back in. We will see how it progresses, but injuries seem to be a never-ending story. Things like this happen, and you can't control them, so it is a case of next man up.

"The win reflects the spirit and the team did very well. The identity is still forging, but we have a game plan and we stick to it. We adjusted to get through difficult moments. It was very even in the first half, but we finally opened up the game and it changed when he got the first goal and then another good goal to increase the advantage.

"I'm proud because we didn't lose our composure when we were under the pressure in the end. We showed a warrior spirit. I wish I could show you the excitement in the dressing room. Three wins in a row is fantastic, but we haven't won anything yet and we will continue with the same approach - recover, prepare and go again. The start is not a surprise to me. I always believed in the best possible outcome and in those around me."