Reading captain Liam Moore explained the Royals can take plenty of positives from their final pre-season game as they lost 4-3 to Chelsea at the Madejski on Sunday.

The Royals took an early lead thanks to Josh Barrett's instinctive strike before stunning finishes from Ross Barkley and Kenedy gave the Blues a 2-1 lead.

Michael Morrison equalised for the home side just after the break before a Mason Mount double looked to have sealed the win for Chelsea.

However, Sam Baldock's clever finish ensured the Royals were far from disgraced against Frank Lampard's side and Moore was very pleased with the performance.

He said: "We were in the game and we made some good chances.

"There were a few negatives. We gave away too many opportunities and they punished us at times but to play against a top Premier League team, an established Premier League team, to score three goals is a real positive for us."

In the last two pre-season games, Reading have scored seven goals, having struggled to find the net during their two week camp in Spain.

Moore explained that was an issue they wanted to address following that fortnight.

He added: "We needed goals and we need to create chances and in the last couple of games that has been a big positive and that is something we can continue to work on.

"Some games we are going to have to grind out 1-0 results so away from home you might only get one or two chances and we need to be ready to take them."

Reading have strengthened their squad with the triple signing of Morrison, Matt Miazga and Charlie Adam in the past couple of weeks and Moore is convinced that the trio will be a massive asset to the team.

He said: "Matt coming back is brilliant. We know what he can do and he did very well for us last season.

"We have also signed two senior heads with great leadership qualities and it is something that can help us as we have a very young squad.

"Michael Morrison was captain of his last club [Birmingham] and Charlie Adam has been around a long time and got a very wise head and he will help the lads around him and they are good recruits."