Le Fondre reflects on Toon win
Two-goal hero Adam Le Fondre hailed the character and togetherness within the camp after the Royals recorded their fourth win in five games.
'ALF' scored both goals off the bench to overturn Newcastle's 1-0 lead - the first bundling in off what he's confident was his chest, before a sublime strike won the game for Reading.
"I think it hit my chest - I looked back on the replay and I'm sure came off my chest to be fair," Alfie explained.
"Jimmy just fed one across the floor to me and I just I don't know what I've done - I've just slid in and it's hit me and gone in. It's one of the easiest goals I'll score!
"We're buzzing. Since Boxing Day we've shown a real resilience, a real spirit among the squad and I think that's transparent on the pitch. We're got great character and togetherness within the team. There's a lot of games to go and a lot of points to play for but if we can carry this on then we'll be fine.
"I don't like being called super-sub but I got the chance and scored - that's pretty much what I'm about. I want to start games but at this moment in time we're playing 4-5-1. But I'm happy to bide my time and help the team whenever needed when I get the nod."
Reluctant to take all of the credit, Alfie paid tribute to the brilliant Adam Federici - as well as the magnificent 1000+ army of traveling Royals, who arrived in their numbers despite treacherous conditions.
"Feds was unreal - he made some outstanding saves. Feds is a top quality goalkeeper and he showed that at Newcastle," Le Fondre added.
"They were incredible. To travel all this way and not knowing if the game was going to be on or not. They were fantastic and we could hear them singing all the way through. I'm really glad we could win for them."