Reading manager Steve Coppell said on their fourth league win in-a-row: “It’s December and you win nothing now. If you come back in May and we’re sixth we’ll have a party!
“It’s a week-by-week challenge in the Premiership and one good result can be followed by a bad one, as we’ve had.
“We played well against Bolton and I thought we deserved to win. We were positive and tried to be creative.”