Three games without a victory needs a solid response from the Royals, and they head to Bristol on Tuesday night in search of an important three points.
Bristol are a tough nut to crack and Reading have not won at the Ashton Gate in their last three attempts. The Robins’ form took a nosedive of late and they are on a terrible run of four straight league defeats. That leaves them in 13th in the table and with Reading in 5th, the away side are the favourites at 11/10 or 2.1.
To think that a year ago Reading were 15 in the table with 37 points, the improvement this season has been dramatic. Paunovic’s men are 11 points better off and in with a real shout of making the playoffs as they chase promotion. Reading have only lost three away games this season, and a win on Tuesday night would do well to stop the current negative streak.
The current dip in form needs to be addressed however Paunovic is keen to keep learning from the mistakes made. After the Millwall defeat told the media “It’s a big blow, a great opportunity missed. But now we have to fix it.”
“We did good things today, but unfortunately we also made some mistakes. We will acknowledge them, learn from them and then support each other.”
Reading are now priced at 22/1 or 23.00 to finish in the top two or 3/5 or 1.6 to make the playoffs!