Two games later. How did he do?

The Royals go into the international break still in the bottom three, still without a home win this season (and without a home win at all since last January) and suffering the worse start to a season for decades, but the win at Coventry followed by the home draw with Ipswich is a marked improvement on the previous four games which were all lost.

Reading suffered a poor start going a goal down to Ipswich on Saturday but rallied to level and take something from the game.

So still room for improvement but Rodgers should be ok for the time being.