A first win in the bag and a pleased José Gomes was asked after the 2-0 triumph if three points demonstrate that the players are playing for him and his coaching staff.
"On Saturday, they didn’t play for me personally," he repsonded. "The most important thing is not what I’m feeling after a match. We are talking about Reading Football Club.
"It doesn’t matter who is manager, who scores the goals, who plays - more important than anyone is the club. Reading.
"If you look at the league table, you see Reading. You don’t see José, or Bacuna or Swift or Moore or Ilori…you see Reading. And this is the most important thing.
"Everyone is really focused to be part of this beautiful family and to help Reading Football Club be better in the future.
"The players have already bought into the ideas we have introduced. They have really absorbed the philosophy.
"They want to play like we are playing and are working together in a great way. And we are stronger than before."
"I feel the group are together, the group dynamic has a very positive energy."