Reading manager Brian McDermott has spoken highly of his defensive setup which has conceded just four goals in their past seven games.
Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici has played all 16 Championship matches this season and has continued his development as the Socceroos’ eventual replacement for Mark Schwarzer.
"We've had the back five for a number of games and we've not been looking like we're going to concede,” he told the club’s official website.
"You have to start from the back, we did that, and the next step is to be better with the ball as a team, we need to do that and work on the final pass that makes the difference. The more we play the better we'll be."