As the heat mounts, Ruben Selles lays out Reading FC’s position clearly…………

This season has been nothing short of awful, and we’re just three months into it after the Royals’ decline that saw them drop from third place in the Championship this time last year to their first season at League One level since 2001/02.

Selles was able to bolster his squad following 13 arrivals during the transfer window, despite the club’s well-documented financial difficulties. However, on-field issues haven’t given the club’s long-suffering supporters much to cheer about either.

Even though the team suffered two distinct point deductions, if those points were restored back to their present total, they would still be in 23rd place and would have to face the prospect of relegation for the second time in a row.

Selles’ team has now lost four straight games and is without a win in six. Their most recent setback came on Tuesday when they lost 2-1 to Fleetwood Town, another struggling team, despite Josh Vela’s 92nd-minute goal. Despite creating eighteen opportunities during the match, Reading only managed five attempts on goal, highlighting just one of the numerous issues the former Southampton manager faces.

A big worry is the defensive record as well, particularly with players like David Button and Harlee Dean available. After nine league games with just one clean sheet, the team has a lot to climb if they want to get out of this dangerous situation.

Even though his team managed just one point out of a potential fifteen in the most recent round of games, the Spanish head coach continues to maintain his optimism that his job is safe.

Selles told the BBC, “I know how football works.”

“If you don’t win football matches you are at risk of being sacked and that is part of the sport.”

The 40-year-old claimed that other club members should make the final choice, with his only goal being to steer the team in the proper way.

We will just keep working to get this team to move forward and strive to win matches, which is something we are currently lacking. If it happens, it happens. I have no power to decide.

“My position is not a concern for me,” he said in closing.

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