Alan Pardew: “I keep saying that we’re struggling to get our rhythm in these games.
“This was a tough place to come – the energy levels of Reading were fantastic. They showed a lot of quality.
“We were struggling for long periods, and our spirit has seen us get a point again.
“We can’t keep relying on our spirit. We’ll have to play a lot better than that if we’re going to get wins, especially away from home.
“I don’t want to say it wasn’t good enough, because I thought we tried hard, but we definitely aren’t playing at our best, and we need to find it,
“That’s the one good thing that’s going on for us at the minute.
“We’re not getting beat, and picking up important points.
“There’s going to be a lot of teams get beat here. I know they haven’t won, but they’ve got a lot of quality”