Reading manager Jose Gomes is convinced he is the right man for the job - despite the Royals' alarming form which has seen them slump to 21st in the Championship.

Gomes has won just nine of his 37 games in charge at the Madejski and Reading have made their worst start to a league campaign for 20 years.

However, in the aftermath of their thumping to Fulham, the Portuguese firmly insists he is the best man to propel the club up the table.

He said: "The managers in football are always under pressure and we must learn and face this pressure with the positive things that we have.

"I am not concerned about my position. I really believe in the way that I work and the honest way that I pass my message to the players.

"The togetherness that we have here in this club is really amazing.

"I am not concerned about my position but I am concerned about the points that we didn't get and I am completely sure that the players will give the proper answer to get the points that we need.

Reading's next game is a very tough trip to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City (kick off 3pm) and Gomes explained they need to take the positive things from this season into that fixture.

He added: "We have a lot of positive things during this season but we also have a lot of negative things.

"What we need is consistency and everybody, all the players, everybody in the professional side of the club must see what we can do more to get this consistency in our performance.

"We showed fantastic things at Wolverhampton, the second half against Swansea and in this game we showed different things.

"The character and the spirit was fantastic and we just need to catch these positive things and go to Bristol and try to get the three points."