Manager reaction and highlights as City lose to Reading

Last updated : 03 October 2021 By Michael Morris

Cardiff's Mick McCarthy: "I've no idea how we didn't get a result because it's the best performance we've had in weeks. It's bitterly, bitterly disappointing. I can only control what I do on the pitch and what the team does.


"That decision (about my future) is not up to me. I think that performance shows I certainly haven't lost the dressing room. It shows we can get a response. The fans were excellent. Their anger was at me and I'm cool with that. They deserved something out of that game as much as we did."

Reading's Veljko Paunovic: "Junior is a player we have always liked. We would have brought him to the club earlier but for our financial situation. It was a very difficult game, but it's a pleasant feeling to come through.

"I am so proud of our performance, our team spirit, and the grit we showed. It was another clean sheet and although it wasn't pretty, I think we should be very pleased with the progress this team is making."