Stam says Fulham and Brentford are best teams Reading have faced

Reading manager Jaap Stam says Brentford and Fulham have been the most impressive visitors to the Madejski Stadium so far this season.

Stam made the comments in his post-match press conference after the Royals held Newcastle to a goalless draw on Tuesday.

However, despite taking a point from the Championship leaders, the Dutchman insisted the two west London sides – who both lost at Reading – had been better.

“The best two teams we have played at home this season have been Brentford and Fulham,” the ex-Manchester United defender said.

“I think we were stronger today than Newcastle were.”

Fulham were beaten 1-0 at the Madejski in January, while Brentford led 2-1 with 13 minutes to play last month, only to lose 3-2.