Watford striker Troy Deeney criticises Reading’s style of play

Madejski Reading

Reading lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on Thursday evening.

Watford striker Troy Deeney has criticised Reading’s style of play on Twitter after watching his teammate Matej Vydra struggle to make an impact at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading signed Vydra on a season-long loan deal from Watford in the summer transfer window.

The Czech Republic international is a huge goal threat, but he was fairly anonymous on Thursday night as Reading were defeated 1-0 at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship encounter.

The Royals had zero shots on target all night, and Watford striker Deeney felt his teammate’s frustrations as he criticised the hosts’ inability to spot his runs on Twitter.

Vydra, 23, scored 36 Championship goals in two separate seasons for Watford, but so far for Reading he has only two strikes to his name as he struggles to make an impact.

Boss Steve Clarke has seemingly yet to find a way to fit both Vydra and fellow star forward Nick Blackman into the same team, with the latter currently leading the club’s scoring charts.

In the clash against QPR, the Royals were laboured on the ball and allowed the visitors to sit back, soak up pressure out of possession, and counter through the likes of Matty Phillips and Junior Hoilett.

Vydra, playing on the shoulder of the last defender whenever possible, was not picked out by his fellow Reading teammates and therefore looked toothless i -front of goal.

Finding a balance within the side is Clarke’s biggest task at present, although with repeat performances of this ilk he may not get too long to figure it out.

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