Felipe Araruna spoke of his delight at making his full Reading debut on Saturday afternoon, although he hoped to take all three points instead of the one earned against Hull City.
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Jordan Obita had fired the Royals ahead in the second half at Madejski Stadium, with Reading defending resolutely until a heavily deflected strike from Mallik Wilks levelled proceedings in RG2 with eight minutes remaining.
Araruna came on as a first-half substitute, replacing the injured Chris Gunter at right-back as Reading pushed to the end for all three points, but had to settle for one in Araruna's first experience of playing English football.
"I'm happy but I believe this result was not expected," said the Brazilian after the match. "But we have another game on Wednesday and we must win.
"It's a very nice stadium, the atmosphere is so good but we would like to win our games - so we are not too happy.
"I'm a midfielder but, in Brazil, I played at right-back too. So I'm happy with the game, and we must have the win on Wednesday.
"I'm excited for the competition, now we're wanting to rest and look forward to the game on Wednesday.
"I'm really happy to be here, I'm focussed on the work every day and going step by step.
"In training, we're getting fit and doing introductions with the other guys. So day by day, step by step, I will improve and I believe I will keep getting better."
Next up for Araruna and his Reading teammates will be welcoming league leaders, West Bromwich Albion to Madejski Stadium on Wednesday night.
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