Reading boss Steve Coppell has given an honest appraisal of where they stand this season - 'we're in the s***''.
And Coppell said: "I'm in sh*tty waters! It is a lot smellier than muddy waters - and it is clingy.
"Something has got to change. The difference between our reserve team and our first team is not a lot.
"There is not a great deal of daylight between 20-odd players in this squad.
"I've been waiting for a victory so that the first-team players can distance themselves to give them some authority - but that has not come. I'm at liberty to change all 11 if I feel the need."