Date: 2nd February 2014 at 7:06pm
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After another fantastic victory and a good performance, Vital Reading takes a look at the individual performances of the players in their 3-0 victory over Millwall.

After another fantastic victory and a good performance, Vital Reading takes a look at the individual performances of the players in their 3-0 victory over Millwall on Saturday.


Alex McCarthy – 7 – A mainly comfortable performance for the keeper, who only had to make two notable saves, one at the start and one at the end. However, the demons of his poor kicking appear to be returning, though I doubt the wind helped him.

Chris Gunter – 7 – Solid as ever from the right back, but didn’t show the same attacking intent from the past few games, but you can’t complain too much when away from home and comfortable.

Alex Pearce – 7 – Quite a straight forward afternoon for Pearce, who dealt comfortably with any long balls forward into his area. Great to see him score, but not so great to see his awful celebration back!

Kaspars Gorkss – 7 – Same as Pearce, very comfortable for Gorkss, who wasn’t troubled.

Jordan Obita – 7 – Another good showing at left back, which is looking an ever-more natural position for him. He was leaving himself open on the left in the first twenty minutes and almost got caught early in the second after Feeney latched onto a long ball, but was solid bar that. Spent the majority of the second half in Millwall’s half, which was good to see.

Garath McCleary – 7 – The winger looked like our only outlet to a goal in the first half, having the confidence to take on their full back or causing problems through the middle. Second half he was slightly more anonymous, but still a threat.

Hope Akpan – 7 – The midfielder only lasted 33 minutes due to injury, which was a shame considering he was playing with confidence and keeping the ball on the floor.

Danny Williams – 8 – Another great performance from the tireless midfielder, who has been in great form over the past few weeks. Superb work rate and his passing was kept short and sweet. Also great to see him score his first for the club with a great finish.

Jobi McAnuff – 8 – If the skipper continues this work, he probably won’t be far off an extended contract. He caused the Millwall backline problems throughout, driving inside and also using the width from Obita. If he had his shooting boots on, he could have had a couple to his name.

Adam le Fondre – 6 – A quiet game from Alfie, who only really had one sight of goal all game, which was a glancing header in the first half. He will want to prove though that he can score goals away from home, and not just at the Madejski.

Pavel Pogrebnyak – 8 – Man of the Match – The big Russian was superb throughout today and wouldn’t have been taken off if it wasn’t for his yellow card. His touch and hold up play was top class and his composure for the goal was quality. Definitely our most consistent performer this season alongside McCarthy.


Jake Taylor – 7 – Considering he was thrown in the deep end, the young Welshman did very well. He refused to get bullied in centre midfield and kept the ball moving very well.

Hal Robson-Kanu – 6 – HRK looked lively in his cameo spell, linking up well with Pog.

Nick Blackman – N/A – Didn’t really have long enough to make an impact.