He said:"I'm an optimist, I believe in my players and they believe in themselves and they've shown in the first leg that they play with confidence".
The Royals may now be favourites to progress to Wembley after escaping back to Berkshire with a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
But Jaap Stam, the Reading manager, was confident that the loss of his captain and central defender will not turn the tie.
Reading are 90 minutes from Wembley, 180 minutes from the Premier League. Reading's game plan had worked out perfectly: stifle Fulham's free flowing style of play, sit back, and hit them on the counter.
McShane was shown a red card for an bad challenge on Kevin McDonald with 10 minutes left, but Fulham couldn't find a priceless second goal.
It was Reading, however, who went ahead early in the first half, as Jordan Obita fired past Marcus Bettinelli from a almost impossible angle, smashing the inside of the far post for 1-0 in the 53rd minute.
Reading's goal was perhaps a touch fortunate when an apparent foul by Paul McShane on Stefan Johansen went unpunished but the impressive Jordan Obita was on hand to finish as the space opened up for the visitors.
The first leg provided a much-needed reality check for Fulham, revealing that the Play-Offs would not be as much of a breeze as many had thought.
"Fulham are a very talented team and even though we have home advantage is doesn't guarantee anything".
Obita wasn't closed down quickly enough by Ryan Fredericks and drilled a low drive in off the far post.
Reading's players have vowed to win promotion to the Premier League for suspended skipper Paul McShane.
There was an immediate response from Fulham and they were level in the 65th minute. "I've seen plenty today to say we can still do it".
Yet goalkeeper Al-Habsi, voted the club's Player of the Season for the second successive year, hopes that his side can reach the promised land to make McShane's return to the side in August a pleasant one.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic: "We can't be completely satisfied".
"They need to score, we need to score, so it's going to be a very interesting game between two sides battling against each other".
"I'm not scared about the situation, that's football and yes there's potential for a penalty shoot-out, but there's one game in front of us and that's all". "We will push hard on Tuesday night and I expect something similar".
On Afghanistan, Coats said the situation "will very likely continue to deteriorate, even if worldwide support is sustained". President Donald Trump has promised to cut excess spending as he tries to clean up the budget and decrease the deficit.
The SMS and E-Mail gateways will be activated at the time of results release. - Submit your name, roll number and date of birth. Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah has kept a close watch over the MPBSE Result 2017 declaration.
The President said Democrats said "the worst things" about Mr Comey, and slammed their opposing stance on his dismissal. Blumenthal was in the Marine Corps Reserves at the time but did not fight in Vietnam.
With that, the so-called Boring Company was born, another addition to Musk's ever-growing portfolio of technology ventures. Musk allayed those fears by responding in the affirmative when asked if the tunnels will be " earthquake-proof ".
He said the find is still in a preliminary stage, and more mummies are expected to be discovered in the area. The mummies have been elaborately preserved and are thought to have been officials and priests.
The apex court had earlier even asked the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court not to assign him any judicial work. The advocate showed the notorised papers of authorisation for filing the plea on behalf of the judge to the bench.
Less than one percent of refugees succeed in their efforts, leaving around 11,000 now in limbo and constant fear of deportation. The group includes a Sri Lankan couple with two children, a Sri Lankan man and a Filipino mother and daughter.
Miley sings about a happy relationship in the love song, as well as their ideal setting in sunny Malibu , California. It has been quite some time since we have heard a hit from Miley Cyrus , but the wait is over.
Several users who have had early access to the JioFiber Preview Offer have tweeted about the service in the past. Once 100 GB are consumed, users would be able to access broadband Internet at 1 Mbps speed, for unlimited usage.
As a result, the Bears' four-year April averaged moved up to 970, which is 31 points higher than it was just three years ago. Four Mountaineers teams - men's basketball, women's basketball, women's soccer and rifle - recorded ideal 1,000 scores.
It was Noah's fourth consecutive year at the top of the list of male names, and Emma's third on the female side. Perhaps this can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.
Story Remix takes your media - photos and video from your smartphone, for example - and turns them into "instant video stories". If you pop over to your phone, Microsoft's smart assistant Cortana will ask if you want to pick up where you left off .
As Ars Technica points out, Opera's ad-blocking tool automatically whitelists four sites: Facebook , Google, Baidu, and Yandex. The messenger shortcuts will sit on browser's sidebar and you can also pin the messenger tab for even easier multitasking.
He said that since he and Jones have both played in the AL East for years, it is likely that they have had different experiences. He replaced right-hander Kyle Kendrick , who was sent back to the minors after a second short, unproductive start Wednesday.
Getting 75 points would be four more points than a year ago . "Do it better during the season and you will not have this problem". You had basically two leagues, with the top six and everyone else", via the Mirror . "We let ourselves down really".
That group also said it possessed stolen copies of other television shows including Celebrity Apprentice and NCIS: Los Angeles . Iger did not disclose the movie's title, but noted that Disney is refusing to pay the ransom, The Hollywood Reporter added.
Police say Wright's conduct on Highway 45 left Kustoff and his aide Marianne Dunavant "in fear of being forced off the roadway". Investigators were able to track her down because she posted about the incident on her Facebook page.
According to Ma'an documentation, the Palestinian was the 22nd to have been killed by Israelis since the beginning of the year. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement that Israel expected Jordan to condemn the attack.
It wasn't an easy task for Dusty "The Wildman" Crum, an orchid grower by day and a champion python hunter in his spare time. Crum and his crew also captured 78 eggs, so they definitely helped cut down on the growing snake population.
In Class 12 Science exam, out of a total of 1, 41,370 registered candidates, only 1, and 38,252 appeared for the same. Most of the schools are affiliated to GUJARAT and the Class 12th examinations are conducted by the Board every year.
Haideri's political party, the pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, has hundreds of Islamic Sunni seminaries throughout Baluchistan. The blast occurred in the town of Mastung, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Quetta.
You can decide for yourself, but based off everything he's said - and not said - I think this song is definitely about Taylor. In the short 30-second video, Harry is seen penning words for the unreleased song in his handy little notebook.