Reading suffered their second consecutive Championship defeat against Leeds United on Tuesday evening with Jack Harrison heading home a late winner during the Whites’ 1-0 victory at the Madejski Stadium.
Mark Bowen’s side were looking to bounce back from the new boss’ first defeat against Brentford over the weekend, but they again lacked a clinical touch in front of goal as Leeds snatched a late win to climb to the Championship summit.
The Reading boss has decided to start with summer signing George Puscas in attack for each of his six matches in charge of the Royals, but the frontman again struggled to impose himself when faced with the Leeds defence on Tuesday night.
Puscas left Inter Milan to sign a five-year-deal with Reading towards the end of the summer transfer window, but he has so far failed to make his mark in Berkshire after scoring just three goals in his 16 league outings.
The Romania international has netted just once since Bowen took charge at the Madejski Stadium, and he registered another blank during the clash with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, before he was eventually substituted for Lucas Boye in the 70th minute.
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Plenty of Reading supporters took to Twitter after the match to comment on Puscas’ performance, with many of them suggesting the 23-year-old should now be dropped from the side by Bowen.
Here are some of their responses…
Puscas is a joke! 8million pounds for what?🤬 #readingfc
— Ollie Chad (@olliechad) November 26, 2019
Puscas has some OK games but I just don't think he's good enough, finishing has been terrible and he got robbed left, right and centre tonight.
Out of all the forwards I'd only keep Baldock, Boye & Joao, need to replace the rest with some fresh faces. #ReadingFC
— 𝙶𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚑 (@GarethD_) November 26, 2019
Sell Pușcaș in January @ReadingFC
— King Cumbria (@JoeARichards) November 26, 2019
Puscas looked tired today #readingfc
— BerkshireBoys (@BerkshireBoys_) November 26, 2019
Think Puscas needs dropping for a little bit. Looks like a lost sheep running around blazing the ball into row Z. Hopefully he can regain his confidence and play like he did against Cardiff and like he does for Romania #readingfc
— vitooo (@v1to__) November 27, 2019
Puscas deserves to be dropped for Wigan. Can’t keep being rewarded with a starting place and playing so bad. #readingfc
— Dan (@DanHindmarsh16) November 27, 2019
Puscas is literally virginia level. He is so, so, so, so bad#readingfc
— alf is goat (@alf9_thegoat) November 26, 2019