Ecstatic Dillon Hails Victorious Royals

Interim boss Kevin Dillon, who is expected to be given a few games to prove his worth to Reading FC, was last night left delighted as the Royals battled back from 1-0 down to defeat rivals Cardiff City 2-1.

After a poor first half, reminiscent of Saturday's woeful display against West Ham, Reading played some decent football in the second period and were worthy of the three points which eventually came their way.

Speaking after the game, the brains behind the operation, admitted: "I really enjoyed that - can't you tell by just looking at my face? This was a great result. The crowd were magnificent, they were itching for us to score.

"I haven't made any major changes since Alan left. We were going so well that I would be mad to do that but I did make a few small changes. I really don't know when the chairman will make a decision about the manager's job on a full time basis."

Cardiff City have enjoyed a successful start to life in Division One and could potentially 'do a Reading' and roar to an unlikely Play-Off place. The Bluebirds on Saturday defeated Gillingham 5-0, so last night's win was no mean feat.

Yet Dillon picked out two individuals for praise. Nicky Forster, who had previously failed to score in the league scored one and set one up. Midfielder Steve Sidwell, who has been widely acclaimed for his five star performances this season also found himself in the manager's good books.

Indeed, Dillon believes that the dramatic reversal in Reading's fortunes was down to the flame haired England Under 21 man.

He added: "Steve was awesome and he's still only a youngster. He typified our spirit and I can only remember us coming back from a goal down on one occasion last season."

Meanwhile striker Nicky Forster, top scorer last season, fired his first league goal of the new season as he once more proved his worth.

Commenting on Forster's display Dillon continued: "Fozzy was desperate to score, it's been playing on his mind that he's not scored in the League.

"He causes havoc, he creates his own chances so I was pleased for him. The second goal was a great strike and no keeper would have saved it."

Reading's display last night was good, and infinitely better than Saturday's inept performance at West Ham.