RATINGS: Bodvarsson and Swift impress as Reading FC end winless run

Royals saw off Nottingham Forest 2-0

Reading ended an 11-game winless run by defeating Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Madejski Stadium.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson impressed up front while goalscorer John Swift also stood out in a fine team display from the Royals.

Read the match report here while the player ratings are below.

ANSSI JAAKKOLA: Made some routine saves but had a quiet afternoon and dealt well with some tricky passes back to him – 7

ANDY YIADOM: Impressed on both the right and left and provided the cross for the second goal to kill off the game – 8

TIAGO ILORI: Made a brave block on the edge of the box to ensure Reading went in ahead at half-time – 7

LIAM MOORE: Battled well with Daryl Murphy and helped to keep Jaakkola relatively untroubled – 7

Leandro Bacuna did well in midfield

OMAR RICHARDS: Kept his place despite Tyler Blackett’s availability and had a solid display but was booked for a late challenge and subbed – 6

LEANDRO BACUNA: Combative display on his return to the side following suspension and looked after the ball well – 8

ANDY RINOMHOTA: Again used in two different positions but performed well in both to help win the midfield battle – 7

MO BARROW: Lively performance down the right. Provided the assist for Swift’s goal and tracked back well – 8

JOHN SWIFT: Looks a lot more comfortable playing just behind the striker and made a good run into the box before finishing well to break the deadlock – 8

OVIE EJARIA: Showed some nice early touches on debut and looks to be a talented prospect. Faded in the second half before being withdrawn – 7

JON DADI BODVARSSON: Led the high press well, chasing and harrying the defenders and goalkeeper all afternoon – 8* (star man)


LEWIS BAKER: Tenacious in midfield when brought on for his debut. Missed a good chance to make it 2-0 but looks like a physical presence – 6

GARATH McCLEARY: Added some fresh legs down the wing and played a key role in the second goal – 6

DANNY LOADER: Brought on during the closing stages and was fouled by Darikwa, leading to the Forest man getting sent off – N/A

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