Reading manager Brian McDermott believes striker Noel Hunt will benefit after scoring the winner in Saturday's friendly at Farnborough.
Hunt was given 30 minutes of action on his return from a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury and scored a poacher's effort to give the Royals victory.
McDermott said: "Most of the lads got 45 minutes and it was a really good exercise for us. I was delighted for Noel that he scored. I spoke to him on the coach on the way to the game and told him to get back amongst it. He did that, got himself a goal and psychologically that was fantastic for him."
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