Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott reveals transfer ambitions

McDermott reveals transfer ambitions

Reading boss Brian McDermott has revealed he is in talks with several players and clubs over potentially adding to his squad.

The former Slough manager is a man that doesn't like to reveal specific names as he finds it disrespectful to do so.

Speaking to the official RFC site, McDermott said: 'We've got a couple of players that we're trying to get, and we shall see what the outcome is.'

'We'd try to sign them if we could, one is an experienced player and one I would regard as a work in progress. We've been speaking to one club for a long period, and the other club for a week or so.'

These players that McDermott is hinting at are most likely to be defenders, with Ibrahima Sonko rejecting the clubs last contract offer.

Players linked have been Sunderland defenders Nyron Nosworthy and Matt Kilgallon, with Wes Worgan and Arsenal youngster Gavin Hoyte other names mentioned from several sources.

However, some fans are calling for McDermott to strengthen up front with the sale of Shane Long to West Brom. When quizzed on the matter, he said: 'If something comes our way, and it's right for us, then fine. But having said that, I ask anyone to find somebody available who could fill Shane Long's shoes.'

'I look at the four we've got - Manset, Churchy, Hal Kanu, Hunty, and then Brett Williams, who we have to wait for a little bit, we've got strikers here who can make the difference.'

Various strikers have been linked following Long's departure such as Matt Tubbs, Sanchez Watt, Adam le Fondre and some reports are claiming Reading FC scouts are watching MK Dons forward Sam Baldock.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Saturday August 20 2011
Time: 12:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Three things I learnt from Wolves

Reflection on Saturday

Reading 0-0 Wolves- Player Ratings

Player Rating

Stats: Reading v Wolves

All the stats from Reading (0) vs (0) Wolves, Madejski Stadium, 6th February Att:

Reading Vs Wolves- Preview

Reading today host Wolverhampton Wanderers in an important league game.

The Royals are now winless in four league matches and need to be careful not to be dragged into a relegation battle.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Profile
Josh
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke12%
Lewis Grabban10%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells56%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 8:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Reading Results (view all)