PHIL Parkinson praised his Wanderers after Yanic Wilschut’s 48th minute strike earned them a second successive Championship away win.

The Dutchman came off the bench to race on to Craig Noone’s pass and slot past Vito Mannone for his second goal of the season.

And it was no less than Bolton deserved as they held firm for their first victory at the Madejski Stadium in a decade to go fifth in the table.

“It was so important we backed up that West Brom result away from home and we had to work hard for it,” Parkinson said.

“It was a humid, sticky day and the lads have really pushed themselves to get something from it.

“I think Reading are a better team than their league positon suggests.

“But it’s a moment from real quality from Yanic and Noone which has won the game.

“Our aim was to be in the top six getting back on that coach. Even with three games gone that is a massive psychological boost. We’ve done it – we’ll take a deep breath, and now pick a team which can build on it.”

Wanderers were indebted to Ben Alnwick, who made two good saves in the first half from Jonathan Swift and Sam Baldock to preserve a clean sheet.

Will Buckley wasted Bolton’s best chance after being played through on goal by Josh Magennis.

Wildschut replaced Buckley at the break and within three minutes scored the decisive strike.

“Buckley’s thigh was a bit tight, which was a shame because we rested him during the week, but we had no need to risk him,” Parkinson said.

“Yanic got better as the game got on against Leeds and he has grown into doing what we want him to do. That was a cool finish and it’s two from two for him – and match-winning goals as well.”