Royals midfielder George Evans is hoping to get back to winning ways in the league at Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon.
Following a disappointing defeat at Preston North End last weekend, a youthful Royals side put in a strong performance to qualify for the next round of the Carabao Cup, beating Millwall 3-1 after extra time on Tuesday night.
Evans has been relishing the busy schedule of matches in the first month of the season, with Saturday's match at St. Andrew's the last before a two-week international break.
He said: "The performance at Preston, it wasn’t good enough. We’ve looked at the video clips and how we can improve, the lads are raring to go again and set it right this Saturday.
"The games come thick and fast in this league, our full focus now is to move on to Birmingham away and we need to go and get three points there.
"The first month always has a lot of games in there, but as a footballer I think it’s great. Every couple of days it’s a game, and with some, like that Preston game, we didn’t do good enough."
"You get a couple of days, then you go and set it right again. It’s a much better feeling when you go and win, so it’s that feeling we want to keep and we want to take that into the league and go and put good performances in."
Evans also hopes to have another successful campaign with the Royals, but he says that will take plenty of improvements and hard work.
"We just take each game as it comes, looking at ways to improve and we’re doing a lot of work behind the scenes to prepare for Birmingham.
"It’s a great set of lads, fantastic staff and we’re always willing to improve and we never want to settle for anything. This year we want to improve and up our game again, and get our focus on Saturday."