Reading FC midfielder Andy Rinomhota admitted he and his teammates need to take a look at themselves in the mirror after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Bristol City, writes Courtney Friday.

Royals’ third successive defeat, which has reportedly cost boss Jose Gomes his job, saw Reading slide back into the all too familiar Championship drop zone.

Rinomhota said: “It was a disappointing result. We reacted well after they scored but it shouldn’t take for us to concede to get a performance out of us.

“It’s been the same story, we dominate teams in the second half but it’s too late by then and we can’t seem to get that goal.

“We have quality in the squad. When we were winning we were taking the chances and going in one up rather than one down and that completely changes the dynamic.

“We know we can do it and we know we have the quality. We just need to take that from the start of the game rather than taking 20 minutes to get going.

“We want to correct things but we also have time to reflect and look at ourselves in the mirror.”

The defeat at Ashton Gate saw Portuguese boss Gomes, who rescued Royals from the drop last season, summoned to a board meeting.

It is understood he was told his time at the club following fears Reading will end up in another relegation scrap.

Speaking before Gomes’ dismissal, Rinomhota said: “There have been times in the past where you look around and wonder where you’re going to get results from.

“I don’t see that in this squad though, you can see the quality and the amount of chances we create.

“We’re knocking the doors down, I’m not worried. We just need to implement it on the pitch.”

The 22-year-old, who was Royals’ player of the season last year, has found himself in and out of the squad this season.

When asked about being axed from the starting XI, Rinomhota replied: “It was just a tactical change. We have more depth in the squad now so I can’t expect to play every game.

“But the games I do play I’m going to come in and try my hardest to keep my place. I’m not going to sulk if I’m not playing.”