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MANAGER'S VERDICT: READING

23 December 2017

NIGEL Clough hailed back-to-back wins for the Brewers as his side followed up victory at Bolton with a 2-1 success at Reading.

The Brewers boss said: "They were two thoroughly deserved wins. Today it shouldn't have gone to 1-1 as we had chances to go 2-0 ahead. We made half a mistake for their goal and were punished for it. We aren't getting away with anything.

"We were a bit fortunate with the winning goal but we deserved it and Tom Naylor especially for his honesty, endeavour and closing down. He kept running and got a foot in.

"To a man we were fantastic, but Tom has epitomised that with his work rate in the last few games. He was just what we needed in there.

"We also defended ever so well and Stephen Bywater has had so little to do. When it got level I think everyone expected Reading to go on and get a winner but we popped up with one the other end and after that there was no way we were going to concede.

"The subs were also brilliant today. They came on and Jamie Allen never stopped running and Sean Scannell and Kyle McFadzean did well. All three were important.

"We were solid but we also looked to go forward and our situations on the break and not on the break were as good as we have had. We are developing that stage of the game.We are pretty solid but now need to get up the pitch and create chances and we did that today."


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