UK time is: 15:27:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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




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:Saturday August 20 2011

Time: 12:15PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Team news: Reading vs Sheff Wed (Friday January 30 2015)

Royals midfielder told to find new club (Thursday January 29 2015)

Samuel departs on loan (Thursday January 29 2015)

Clarke: I want to sign a forward (Thursday January 29 2015)

Clarke gives honest reflection (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Stats: Millwall v Reading (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Royals frustrated in Millwall stalemate (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Millwall 0 - 0 Reading (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Millwall (A) Match Preview (Tuesday January 27 2015)

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
Millwall 0 - 0 Reading
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
Reading 2 - 1 Norwich
Brighton 2 - 2 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 26 9 5 12 -6 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32
18. Reading 27 8 7 12 -11 31
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Rotherham 27 6 11 10 -10 29
21. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26

Breaking League News

Phelan Set To Join Hull
Norwich : 30/01/2015 15:00:00
Billy Mckay Signs For The Latics
Wigan : 30/01/2015 14:07:00
BWFC: Gone
Bolton : 30/01/2015 13:54:00
RUFC - Gaffer Buzzing Over Hunt Signing
Rotherham : 30/01/2015 13:28:00
Rob Kiernan Heading For The Exit Door?
Wigan : 30/01/2015 13:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 37%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 17%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 46%