Manager reacts to positive trip to south-west
"We've had an excellent week down here in Devon," he said after a 1-1 draw at Huish Park this afternoon.
"We had the game at Exeter the other night and then today's, and I've been really pleased with the enthusiasm and the application of the players in training. It's been top drawer and I'm delighted.
"A positive is that Pavel scored a really good goal, from a Ryan Edwards cross - Ryan scored one at Exeter and today he's returned the favour and linked up well to create one.
"The negative is the goal we conceded is a poor one from my point of view. But, all in all, there was some really positive stuff, a lot we have to work a hell of a lot more on, but the spirit and camaraderie amongst this group of players has been first class.
"We started the game really lively on the front foot, zipped the ball about, created good opportunities when we penetrated. But after 20 minutes, Yeovil started to play a very high line and we haven't penetrated it enough.
Hal Robson-Kanu got his first minutes of pre-season and tested the Yeovil keeper within minutes of coming on, but the manager was without Danny Williams, Danny Guthrie and a number of others who weren't risked against the Glovers.
The Royals now return to Berkshire and will face Wycombe Wanderers next weekend as the next step in the build up to the start of the new Championship season.