Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan says they must not take Reading lightly.

The in-form midfield ace says, however, that Villa will give Reading their total respect.

He told Villa's website: "Every game is so difficult in the Barclays Premier League. You can't underestimate any team. We have to be ready from the first whistle.

"The mindset is exactly the same as Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal. We have to keep going.

"Reading are a newly-promoted side who are fighting for their lives so it will be a tough game. We certainly won't take them lightly. We will go out there and try to perform.

"There are no mugs in this league. It's the best league in the world."