Nigel Adkins insists his players are no more relaxed since relegation was confirmed.
With their fate sealed in a draw with QPR, the Royals went out in their next game and won 4-2 at Fulham with an excellent performance.
The boss insists there was no less pressure on his team to go out and do their jobs at Craven Cottage, and that approach & professionalism will remain in place for the final two matches.
He said, "You always put pressure on yourself to perform and to build. If you go into a game too relaxed then you can get turned over in a big way.
"On Saturday the players worked really hard and did a lot of things we talked about in preparation for the game, credit to them for carrying it out in a big way. We were delighted to get the winning feeling back.
"We have two games left and both games will be very challenging, we've got to keep building on the progress we've made. We've got to get as many messages into the players as possible before the start of pre-season.
"We know next season will be relentless and we want to play winning football. Saturday was a good victory and was very pleasing."