The Royals were denied a fourth consecutive clean-sheet when Lasse Vibe notched the game’s only goal at Madejski Stadium on Saturday – condemning the Royals to defeat to Brentford.
For defender Tiago Ilori, it was frustrating to see chances go begging at one end and to be punished by one swift counter and a scrambled finish.
“It’s difficult to accept it,” Tiago said. “We worked hard – there were things we needed to improve, and it didn’t quite go our way. It’s disappointing either way because we came here wanting to win.
“We were at home, we’ve had clean sheets in the last few games, and we wanted to build on that. But it didn’t go our way.
“It was a counter-attack – we had a chance to score at one end, and 10 seconds later they had the ball in the net. That can’t happen – we have to do better.
“It’s tough because it has happened over and over again this season. Obviously we try our best every week to win each game.
“But for me, personally I try to use it in the next game – not make the same mistakes. I’ll look at what I did well and what I did badly especially, and try and learn from it.”