After the Royals suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon against Sheffield Wednesday, Liam Moore was open and honest about the performance of the side that he captained.
“It’s very, very disappointing,” Moore explained.
“We keep saying it, but we need to do better. It’s clear for everybody to see.
“We have to keep working hard and look at ourselves in the mirror. Each player, including myself, is going to have to bring more to the table because we need to crack on.
“There’s no point standing here and making excuses, it wasn’t good enough.”
The visitors opened the scoring with 12 minutes on the clock courtesy of Adam Reach, and this was followed up by Lucas Joao 13 seconds after the half-time restart.
The Royals did fight back and it was Moore himself who gave his side a lifeline after a powerful headed effort.
Time ran out in the end, though, leaving the Royals with two weeks to wait before the next game against Preston.
“We just want the next game to come around so that we can try to put things right,” Moore explained.
“You can look at the international break in two ways. We’ve got a lot of stuff that we need to sort out so we’ve got two weeks to do that, but at the same time, we’re losing players that need to be part of that as well.
“We have to keep going, there is no point in sulking and feeling sorry for ourselves. We’ve not been good enough and we know that.
“It’s about working hard and do what we can to turn things around. If we keep doing that, then I’m sure that things will eventually turn around for us.”