UK time is: 06:52:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

McDermott states desire to keep squad together

Reading boss Brian McDermott has revealed his desire to keep his squad together for the upcoming Championship season, even if it includes losing star striker Shane Long.

Reading are looking for around the 8m mark for the Republic of Ireland international, with West Brom the latest club to be reportedly keen on the 24-year old.

McDermott has said if Long was to go, that would be the last of the departures from the Berkshire club, with Reading having already seen captain Matt Mills go to Leicester in a deal worth around 5m.

The Royals boss told BBC Berkshire: 'If Shane goes that's it, there'll be no-one else. We already lost Mills and we got to keep this team together.'

There is a variety of interest in other players in the Reading squad, with the likes of Jimmy Kebe, Jem Karacan and Adam Federici being linked with a number of clubs.

These players are more than likely to be involved in tomorrows friendly against Turkish top division side Karabukspor, in the final game of the Royals pre-season tour of Slovenia.



Join The Vital Debate






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 18 2011

Time: 9:03PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Team news: Norwich vs Reading (Thursday November 27 2014)

Gaffer joins Twitter! (Thursday November 27 2014)

Pearce red appeal rejected (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Reading to appeal red card (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Under 21s victorious in cup (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Gunter backs the manager (Monday November 24 2014)

Adkins slams poor away form (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Reading 3 - 0 Rotherham
Blackburn 3 - 1 Reading
Reading 3 - 0 Blackpool
Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19

Breaking League News

Phelan: It's A Great Opportunity
Norwich : 28/11/2014 06:00:00
Away attendance tracker to be used for Forest trip
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
BWFC: Three Years On
Bolton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00
LUFC Leeds United v Derby County Team News
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:55:00
Former players shipped out on loan deadline day
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 29%
Draw 14%
Loss 57%