In the midst of his continued return to match fitness, Royals striker George Pușcaș is confident that he and his teammates can put Saturday's defeat behind them when they travel to face Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday evening.
Adams Park is a ground with happy memories for the Romanian forward, who scored his first Reading goal during a 1-1 EFL Cup draw that ended with victory on penalties for the Royals back in August 2019.
But fast forward 18 months, and it's been a tough season for Pușcaș who is relieved to be back on the pitch and able to contribute as we approach the final 15 games of Veljko Paunovic's first campaign in charge.
He said: "I scored my first goal for the club there in the cup, we know we will go there, and it will not be an easy game but we will be focused at the start of the game I’m sure because the loss against Middlesbrough, it hurts, and I’m sure we will come back stronger in the next games.
"I think we’re having a good season, we miss the fans but I think they are happy as well as we are giving everything on the field, so we just have to keep going and give them happiness, because who knows at the end of the season, we can achieve something big.
Tuesday's hosts may sit bottom of the table, but Pușcaș and the team are well aware that means nothing come kick-off in Buckinghamshire.
He added: "In this league we know that every team is competitive so we will not go there on vacation, we will go there to fight for their three points, they will not just give them so we have to be ready."