Yakou Méïté admitted the Royals were only '50/50' in terms of their satisfaction after a dramatic 2-2 draw against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.
The Royals fell behind early on through a close-range strike from Neal Maupay, before Jón Daði Böðvarsson equalised midway through the first half.
A stinging free-kick from John Swift was spilled over the line by goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, before a stoppage-time header from Yoann Barbet made sure the points were shared in a frantic match against the Bees.
After becoming the first team to take a point from Dean Smith's side at Griffin Park, Méïté hoped it would be all three for the Royals on the day.
"I think we feel 50/50 because we should have won this game," the Royals forward said. "It was a very good game for us. We played well, we tried to keep the three points but in added time they scored. We played well but we're disappointed, we wanted more.
"We played against a very good team with good players, I think we deserved more but a draw is good.
"We have to keep going, work hard and try to win against QPR at home [on Tuesday night].
"The atmosphere was good with a lot of fans from Reading, which was good! We saw that atmosphere and the fans, who shouted their support, we tried our best and I think it's a good result away.
"I think the fans were proud because we put in a lot of effort today, I want to say thank you to them because it was difficult before and now we've stepped up."
The Royals are straight back to Madejski Stadium for another tricky encounter on Tuesday night, with QPR the visitors.
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