With the absence of Icelandic striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson from the Reading side, Paul Clement put his faith in youngster Yakou Meite for their game against Millwall at the weekend.
Meite certainly filled the gap by Bodvarsson as he netted a brace to see his side beat fellow relegation strugglers Millwall at the Madejski Stadium.
He opened the scoring after 28 minutes with an well-placed header across Ben Amos to give Reading the lead, and he had the final say as he was left unmarked from ten yards to head home and give the Royals a much needed three points after the international break.
Meite is the subject of our FLW spotlight this week after his impressive performance against Neil Harris’ side, so we’ll look into his performance in more detail.
With five shots during the game, only Millwall’s Tom Elliott attempted more shots during the game than Meite. With two of those shots resulting in goals for the former PSG youngster, it’s certainly a good return for the striker.
Surprisingly, Meite only made 16 passes in total during the game, which was the least out of any player on both teams that started the game.
With a pass success of just 46%, Meite will be looking to improve that side of his game but the main statistic that will matter to Reading fans from his performance will be the two goals that he scored.
The Ivorian will be keen to build on this positive performance for future weeks as he settles into life at Reading this season, having previously been out on loan for all of last season.