Ruben Selles praises resilient Reading FC away win – Reading Today Online

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Reading manager Ruben Selles was delighted with his team after they picked up just their second away win in the league as they escaped the League One relegation zone.

“We knew it was difficult, there aren’t many people who come here and win,” said Selles.

“The goal came from a throw in from Amadou Mbengue we were working on and we had situations where if we worked it better we could have scored at least one more goal.

“I think the situation we are in off the pitch makes those victories even more important and the boys have been working hard for it. They deserved the victory.”

Having made three changes from the derby day draw at Oxford, Selles said: “”It was entirely tactical. It was not a rest.

“Clinton Mola, Charlie Savage and Kelvin (Ehibhatiomhan) made an impact on the game. In left-back, we needed to be more dynamic in the build-up, so we put Clinton there.

“We played with a double six, the best position for Charlie, and he showed his qualities. Kelvin has been working fantastically and to have one more header in the box.”

Having moved out of the relegation zone, Selles is keen for his team not to focus too much on the league standings.

He continued: “We talk always about not looking too much at the table.

“We didn’t do it when were were down there in the bottom and I don’t think we should do it now.

“It’s always good to be out of the relegation zone, but for me, it is better the way we are doing it and performing.

“We need to continue with the same philosophy, one thing at a time and to be the best version we can be.

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