Date: 28th October 2013 at 9:51pm
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Stephen Kelly wasn’t pulling any punches when talking about Reading’s performance against Millwall on Saturday.

The Royals were leading the Lions by one goal at the Madejski Stadium going into injury time, but sacrificed the lead after Liam Trotter converted an injury time penalty. Reading were far from their best throughout and Kelly has echoed these sentiments.

Speaking to the Reading Chronicle, Kelly said: ‘It`s two points dropped. We didn`t flatter on the day and Millwall had the better of us for long spells. But when you are 1-0 up going into the last minute of the game in this league you need to be able to see it out.’

‘To concede a goal in the last minute and effectively lose two points is very frustrating. It was by no means a fantastic performance from us but this league is all about it winning when you aren`t playing too well. It would have been a great result for us if we had come away with a win.’

It’s good to see that the players, or at least Kelly, finds that it was an unacceptable performance, despite getting a point from the game. We need to be much sharper in seeing out games like this, with Watford and Barnsley also proving how we let a good late lead slip.

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