He said: "I felt we were in control, but we needed to be patient. They didn't come at us and they wanted to catch us on break - it was us going at them, we were always in control.
"I didn't want my team to get frustrated, we knew we needed to be patient, maybe the first goal coming before half-time was the killer for Reading."
"It's enjoyable to watch and work with them. They are hungry, they have a fantastic spirit and attitude."