Hal on Royal preparations
The Royals played well, particularly in the second half, and got the minimum their efforts deserved when Hal headed home Shaun Cummings' excellent cross.
Hal said, "It was a good workout for the boys again, it's what we need at this time of the season. We're really preparing for the start of the season, our focus now is on Saturday, and in the end we definitely deserved a draw if not more.
Hal scored his second goal in the space of four days after his penalty at Bournemouth on Saturday, and said, "For me it was fantastic, I'm feeling good, working hard on a day to day basis. I'm just going to keep doing what I do and get the rewards."
Full highlights from the game will be live on Reading FC Player later today.