Date: 28th September 2015 at 8:00pm
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We looked very short in wide areas at the very start of this season, but a brilliant last few days of the transfer window saw the additions of John and Piazon.

Stephen Quinn- 7.5-

I thought Quinn would’ve been signed as another centre midfielder, however, Clarke has opted to play him out on the left wing. This looks to be a good decision as Stephen leaves nothing out there, which gives us a lot more stability than if we played two out and out wingers. He and Obita have a great relationship and he looks like another top bit of business from Clarke. However, we could do with Quin having a better final ball, which drags his rating down to a 7.5.

Garath Mccleary- 7-

Mccleary started off the season on the sidelines due to an injury to his calf. Garath has since come back and given us some much needed natural width. Despite scoring on his first appearance of the season at Portsmouth in the cup, Mccleary took a bit of time to get going and only made his break into the team last Saturday at Bristol. Mccleary will have to carry on the form he showed at Ashton Gate throughout this season for us to be successful.

Lucas Piazon- 7-

Piazon has now played two games, so I feel there is a chance for me to give him a rating. Lucas was signed the day before deadline day to the delight of the Reading faithful. However, Piazon only made his first appearance against Everton last Tuesday where he struggled at times. He played off the left wing and looked a bit weak and felt like he need more time on the ball. Despite that, he was given the chance at Burnley after the injury of Quinn and he scored his first goal. I expect a lot more of this from Piazon during this season as we push for promotion.

Ola John- N/A-

Ola John is another I find it tough to rate after just one start. John played out of position in a Number 10 role against Everton and he found it difficult to make his mark on proceedings. However, Ola did get the assist with a wonderful cross for the in form Blackman. John clearly has a lot of ability that us Reading fans will definitely see over the next 9 months.

Paolo Hurtado- N/A-

The Peruvian winger also made his first and only start against Everton in the cup and he showed his qualities. I was pretty impressed with how quickly Hurtado found his feet in this game with some clever passes and touches. He also looks like another great signing by the club this season.