He told avfc.co.uk: "I want to get back as soon as I can and hopefully Saturday's game has given the gaffer some idea of where I am. Now I want to push for that UEFA Cup qualifier.
"I feel good after the game. Obviously Leroy Lita and Kevin Doyle were giving us the run-around because that's the type of players they are. They like to get balls down in the channels to keep running at you but that's the type of game I needed.
"The standard of Reading's strikers is the standard you will play against in the Premier League because they're both very good strikers and I feel I came through alright."