Graham Murty insists Reading are not in crisis after a disappointing start to the season.
"Is it hell a crisis?" Murty told the Reading Evening Post. "There are 32 games to go and a lot of points to play for.
"Teams have good and bad patches and we are having ours at the moment. We know we haven't reached the high standards we have set for ourselves.
"I really don't think it is one big problem, it's just little things we can improve on."
Murty added: "We have had two years of success and a lot of pats on the back. Things aren't going for us, but it's how you react.