Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott talks Bristol City

McDermott talks Bristol City

After stepping in at the last minute to take charge of the game following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, McDermott opted to revert to a 4-4-2 formation and had his side pressing higher up the pitch and the result was a very good performance. "It`s been a tough week, an emotional week, with Brendan going, but I thought the players handled it really, really well today."

McDermott can feel very pleased with himself after his two second half substitutes combined to score the equalising goal, with Jimmy Kebe crossing for Simon Church, and he was full of praise for the duo. "I thought we were always in with a shout, and we kept doing what we had to do, and then Jimmy got a good cross into the box and Churchy finished it really well."

However the resulting celebrations saw Church sent off for a second bookable offence, and the Caretaker manager thought he was unlucky to see red. "I thought it was unfortunate, I think he`s been pushed into the crowd more than anything and momentum has taken him into the crowd. The refs probably seen it a different way but I thought he was unlucky."

He was of course asked about the chance of him taking the job on a permanent basis, but he played this down. "I`ll just keep doing what I am doing. There is no point looking back, or looking too far forward."

He also spoke about the excellent travelling support who he felt kept the players going and inspired the team to get the point they deserved. "Our fans were terrific today too - they kept the players going. They were fabulous!"



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Sunday December 20 2009
Time: 11:35AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Stats: Ipswich Town v Reading

All the stats from Ipswich Town (2) vs (0) Reading, Portman Road, 16/12/17 Att: 13,832

Ipswich v Reading - Team Sheets - 16-12-17

Reading go to Portman Road as the visitors to Ipswich for the latest Championship game.

Team news - Ipswich vs Reading

It's a trip to the East of England for the Royals tomorrow afternoon, as they prepare to face Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town - here is the team news for the game.

Officials - Ipswich v Reading (16/12/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Ipswich Town and Reading this Saturday.

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone0%
Gunter0%
McShane0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Bacuna0%
van den Berg0%
Edwards0%
Aluko0%
Kermorgant0%
Barrow0%
Sub - Kelly0%
Sub - Bodvarsson0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Reading Results (view all)

The Vital Football Members League