Boss wants improvement
Reading manager Brian McDermott has called for a big improvement from his side despite the 3-2 win over Peterborough.
The Royals booked their place in the third round of the Capital One Cup as they came from behind to win but McDermott was not pleased with certain aspects of his side's play.
Peterborough took the lead on two occasions in a crazy opening 19 minutes which produced four goals and only an own goal from Nathaniel Knight-Percival in the 38th minute was enough to see the Royals through.
Reading do not have a game now for three weeks and McDermott says there will be plenty to look at in that time, in particular their work when not in possession.
"Open's a good way to describe that game, kamikaze if you like," McDermott said. "It's fair to say that without the ball we didn't do as well as we normally do. With the ball at times we were very good.
"You have to give Peterborough credit because they had good players who pass the ball. They caused us problems. We know that as a team we need to be better with the ball, but we're pleased to be in the next round.
"We wanted to get into the next round and we've managed that, which is important."