When Robbie Keane opened the scoring with a penalty on 22 minutes the side looked all set to build on the fine victory over Chelsea the week before and extend our unbeaten sequence to 11 games. However, Reading hit back with two goals before the interval and added another in the second half to make it an unhappy journey into Berkshire.
"We got a goal and what happened after really wasn't acceptable," said the midfielder who has withdrawn from the England squad with a calf problem. "I think it is the most goals we have conceded in a while, usually we are pretty solid, but it didn't quite happen for us.
"We've looked at it and they were three very sloppy goals that we conceded. It is not like it took moments of brilliance - it is something we can't let happen again.
"It is a worry after beating Chelsea so well and it was a bad one for us. It is just disappointing for us because we were looking to climb the table with being on a good run of games.
"It is up to us now to bounce back in our next game and put the wrongs right. We need a good run in the league and have the quality within the squad to do it."
Jermaine Jenas said the team must bounce back against Blackburn after the below par display against Reading on Sunday.