The Royals’ win against Birmingham City was kick-started by a first Reading goal for Jón Daði Böðvarsson – the Icelandic striker returned to action and played 87 minutes in the 2-0 win at St Andrew’s, and headed in a cross from Tyler Blackett on the hour-mark.
Gaffer Jaap Stam was pleased for Böðvarsson to be back involved again after suffering with injury in his first month… and in particular to open his goalscoring account as a Royal.
“Jón is the type of player who is always working very hard,” Jaap said. “He has certain qualities with his physique, but also with his pace.
“He can hold up a ball but can also be a threat running in behind as well.
“He did that against Birmingham, even after being out for weeks. It’s not easy to start a game and then to play as many minutes as he did today. But he worked very hard for the team and that’s what everybody did.
“You can see for him that it was very nice as a striker to score that goal. That’s very good for him, very good for us, and everybody is very happy.”