Tabb vows to make a start

At the moment he can't get into the squad but he's determined to make his mark.

"We have 26 players in our squad and everyone wants to be playing. Unfortunately, that's not possible," he told the Chronicle.

"I admit it's frustrating but that's the life of a footballer. When you are in the team and winning it's all good, when you aren't it is not so good.

"But I still enjoy training under Brendan and I love being at the club. I've got to take it on the chin, keep working hard and hopefully my chance will come again."

Tabb holds hopes of making the line-up for Reading's trip to the Hawthorns where a result is crucial.

"It would be nice to be in the squad when we play West Brom but if not is because there are a lot of good midfielders at the club.

"I know how good they are because I've played against many of them in the past and I see them in training every day."