Skipper Jobi McAnuff has declared himself very happy with the club's pre-season training camp so far.
The Royals began their Portuguese fixtures with a 1-1 draw with CDR Quarteirense on Saturday, and the training has been very intensive in the Algarve heat.
Speaking to the press after Saturday's game he said, "At this stage it's about getting your work in, and I thought we all worked hard.
"In terms of the game I thought we controlled large parts and probably should have won but that's not the thing right now really.
"I've played in a lot of pre-season games abroad and they can be frustrating but I thought the ref did well, it was competitive and good for a first game.
"Where we are staying is very good, fantastic facilities and it's a good place to work. It's also a nice place to relax and those two things are important when getting away so we've definitely no complaints!"
Speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire, former Royals manager Mick Gooding said of the CDR game, "It was a good pre-season workout and I'm sure the players got enough out of it. It wasn't a great game to be honest but we saw four of the six new signings and they all acquitted themselves well."