Opposition view: Royals manager not happy with Reading's performance despite win over Cobblers

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Ruben SellesRuben Selles
Ruben Selles

Reading manager Ruben Selles was not impressed with his side’s performance despite their 1-0 win over Northampton on Good Friday.

An evenly-matched contest was decided by Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan’s sweet finish in the second half as Cobblers suffered the consequences of missing several good chances before the break.

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"I don’t think I got a big performance today,” said Selles. “I think I got a massive result, but I don’t think we got a massive performance. It was not our best game, nowhere near good enough from any of us. It was an equal game with both teams having chances. I think Northampton are a good team, very solid, but I expected a bit more from us.

"Don’t misunderstand me, I will take the victory any day, we have some games in the season where we played a better game than today and didn’t get anything at all. Today was not our best game – we can do better – but we were consistent enough to get the three points.

"I don’t think it’s a bad game or a good game, it was an average game that can happen in the season. I want a better game."

Reading were indebted to goalkeeper Joel Pereira for making several good saves, particularly in the first half, to keep the game goalless.

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"We made a change and Joel Pereira is fighting for that position,” Selles added. “He was really good today, kept us in the game in those moments. It is not only him in those moments – Jeriel (Dorsett) arrives for example to force enough to not have a clear situation to score. The team is making effort there but we can do better.”