Reading FC manager Veljko Paunovic said that he was far from satisfied with just the solitary point away at Millwall on Wednesday night. 

A goal from Lucas Joao in the 53rd minute secured a draw for Reading to end the four game losing streak, after Jed Wallace scored a superb free-kick for the hosts just before half-time.


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Speaking after the game, Paunovic said he was still 'not feeling great' after his side failed to secure all three points for the first time since the away triumph at Blackburn on October 27.

 "From the perspective of the competitor, I'm not happy with the point. 

"But, from the perspective of the manager seeing the long-term picture, moving from that enchanted 22 [points] and getting a point is positive.

"We also applied a couple of lessons in today's game that we learnt in the past, first of all - we're not a team that so far have had many draws. 

"In the game we played against Coventry, we had a very similar situation. Because we wanted to win, we conceded goals and lost the game. That didn't happen today and that is the lesson we applied. 

"At least we got a point that can serve as a catalyst for the future and improvement in our form. It's been a month almost since we won last time and it's been terrible, I have felt terrible. We still didn't win, so I still don't feel great.

"It's important that we moved from that spot [22 points]."

The Serbian boss also stressed that he thinks his side will continue to improve as players regain 100 per cent fitness after injury lay-offs. 

"We're still consolidating our team. We have players coming back from injury, the players need to get back to the form and the performances we've had in the past. 

"Although we didn't manage the game the way we wanted, because the priority was to win and we needed to go with our team that'd win the three points throughout the whole game.

"These are the circumstances we do not control. But, I think consolidation of the team over the next couple of weeks is going to be not only important, but it'll be seen. 

"We're also looking forward to getting the boost of our fans when they're back in ten days to give them a reason to celebrate and to be happy."