“They are going to get opportunities, so your keeper has to be on his mettle and concentrating and that’s what David does so well.
“It was a good win against a very strong side. The first goal was important and we managed to get that.
“We controlled a lot of the first-half and their best chances came after we had scored.
“We looked a little bit more of a creative threat, which is what we were looking for. We were resilient and resolute in our defending.
“We were a constant threat and I’m really pleased with the reaction of the players after the defeat at Leeds and it keeps the momentum going at home.”
Clarke, the Royals’ gaffer, also applauded the Scotland international keeper.
“They got the first goal which made it difficult for us, as well, and conceding from a corner is not like us.
“I have to give credit to the players because they kept going and kept trying and on another day some of those shots could have gone in.
“There are no prizes, relegation or promotion in November, so you just have to keep working away going from week-to-week and game-to-game.
“The last international break came at a bad time for us because we were on a roll but this time the players can go away and take stock and come back firing.”