Royals boss Mark Bowen said that no harsh words were said at half time - despite a poor opening 45 minutes for Reading against Nottingham Forest. 

Reading grew into the game in the second period after being under pressure for much of the first half at the Madejski Stadium.

It looked as if the visitors had snatched all three points in the 96th minute, after skipper Ben Watson reacted quickest to a loose ball in the area and fired beyond Rafael.

However, straight from the kick off, Reading threw bodies forward and managed to level the scores in the 98th minute.

A powerful low ball into the box from substitute Jordan Obita was turned into his own net by Tobias Figueiredo. 

Speaking after the game, Mark Bowen said: "I thought we were a little bit sloppy in the first half.

"In the last few games we have played our midfield have controlled a lot of possession and looked assured.

"No harsh words were said [at half time]. I said we'd had 45 minutes of avergae football in the last six games and for the players to go and enjoy it.

"And we did, I think we went out and dominated and showed a lot more of what we are about.

"Every game we need to try and pick up points, and if it's not a win, let's get a point and move on and that's what we did today, so I'm delighted."

Bowen gave a mixed injury update after the game, confirming Ovie Ejaria had not picked up a knock - but that Lucas Joao will be set for a spell on the sidelines.

"Lucas is going to be out for a significant amount of time, probably nearly two months. He has a problem with his hamstring that needs resolving.

"Ovie came into the game with a heavy cold and wasn't feeling himself. He was really feeling it and it was a case of making a quick change in the business end of the game."