Matthew Upson has been a rock in the centre of the backline whilst goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has pulled off some superb stops.
Upson, who is mid-way through a three month loan spell, has clearly been impressed by the bald-headed shotstopper behind him. However, he admits the American is one of the strangest characters he has ever played with.
Speaking about Hahnemann, the 23-year-old said to readingfc.co.uk: "He's interesting! I've never played with anyone quite like him!
"He's got a different footballing background and he brings that to the game. He gets side on and has a lot of shape when he kicks. He brings his American football to the training ground sometimes!
"He has a lot of good assets, he's excellent on distribution and his goalkeeping is superb. Physically, he has no fear, he's not afraid of smashing anyone. He's been a big part of this run."