Reading boss Ruben Selles says Wanderers are one of the best sides they have come up against following their 5-2 loss at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Lewis Wing and Paul Mukairu struck either side of half time for the Royals but it wasn’t enough to prevent a convincing defeat on the road.

"We played against a really good team, one of the best we played against in the league, and it was difficult,” Selles insisted.

“We tried to have our identity, pressing forward. We missed a couple of moments of pressure in the first half.

“At 1-0 we were able to come back into the game. The penalty, just before half-time, put the momentum in their side and not ours.

“In the second half we changed a bit, being a bit more aggressive, and we played a good game in the first 20 to 25 minutes.

“The third goal was perhaps too early, but we were persisting. The fourth one killed the game, and we need to analyse the final part of the game - being more robust.”

Wanderers’ second goal came from the penalty spot after Amadou Mbengue was judged to have brought down Aaron Collins in the box.

When asked about the decision, Selles replied: “I don’t really know, I only watched it a couple of times from the tactical camera. It wasn’t clear if it was a penalty and if it wasn’t, we can’t change it.

“I am not usually evaluating the referee’s decisions, I am not going to start today. But there was no need for my player to go to ground.

“I think he could have stayed more on his feet and block the shot instead of going 100 per cent aggressive in that moment. We shouldn’t give the referee the decision, whether it is a penalty or not. 

"This kind of one-against-one action - if you need to do something, don’t lose the action. Sometimes you don’t need to win it but for sure you don’t need to lose it.”