Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott: It was a really good response

McDermott: It was a really good response

Reading boss Brian McDermott has been full of praise for his teams response against Doncaster Rovers that saw their five match losing streak come to a abrupt end.

Goals from man-of-the-match Simon Church and Adam Le Fondre fired McDermott's men up the table into 14th, nine places higher than they were before the 2-0 victory.

McDermott told the RFC official site: 'We made a pact that we cannot be outfought, outworked and outbattled like we were against Watford last Saturday. We worked really, really hard in training this week because we know we haven't done ourselves justice so far this season.'

The Royals boss was also quick to praise goalscorer Church and Le Fondre, who both scored their first of the season for the Berkshire club.

'Churchy's goal was a bit of a scrappy one, but we were very pleased to take it. And the second one, a great cross in from Millsy and a terrific header from Alfie. He still had a lot to do, but it was a great finish.'

Donny boss Sean O'Driscoll on the other hand was displeased with his teams performance, saying they committed to many errors and believed the second goal should not have stood.

'We made too many mistakes and in this position you can't afford to make many mistakes. He got one hand to the ball and Le Fondre jumped into him. In English football if you jump into the keeper you give away a foul.'

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday September 18 2011
Time: 6:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Team news & Predicted XIs - Reading vs Derby

It's a quick turnaround after both of our games midweek, as we welcome a high-flying Derby side to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow afternoon. We take a look at team news for both sides.

EFL Agreements For 2018/19

With yesterday's news about the EFL agreeing on an early closure of the summer transfer window from last season, a few other things were voted on as well.

EFL Clubs Agree Early Transfer Window Closure

Within the last hour the EFL have confirmed that member clubs have agreed to changes to the summer transfer window deadline and from next season...

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent

EFL member clubs are set to vote on changes to the summer transfer window today.

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Nottm Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone0%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Ilori0%
Richards50%
Bacuna50%
van den Berg0%
Barrow0%
Kelly0%
Aluko0%
Martin0%
Sub - McCleary0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Edwards0%
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)

Reading Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League