Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott congratulates winners Stevenage

McDermott congratulates winners Stevenage

Reading manager Brian McDermott has praised Stevenage for their performance against his side yesterday afternoon and admitting his side were certainly for from their best.

A 20th minute Darius Charles goal was enough to see the League One side through, who outplayed the visitors on their own turf. Its a disappointing start and end to an FA Cup campaign, that has proved a fantastic boost for the Royals in the past two years.

McDermott told the official RFC site: 'Congratulations to Stevenage, they set their team up well. Graham Westley is a good manager in my opinion and we've come second today. They've not lost away from home for a long time, and they deserved to win, I have to say that.'

'I don't kid myself. It's a disappointing day for us today, but we've had a lot of good days. We have to take it on the chin, I thought we were too nice on the day, we didn't win enough tackles and second balls. We have to make sure in a game like that whatever happens we don't concede a goal.'


With no more cup competitions to worry McDermott, he will now focus exclusively on the league. The next game is away at Watford next Saturday, where we will kick of at 5.20pm. The game will also be televised on Sky Sports.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday January 8 2012
Time: 5:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Talking points after Sunderland

We look at the main talking points following a bitter-sweet draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Player Ratings - Preston (H)

As our rebirth under Paul Clement continues with another hard-fought home win against Preston, we take a look at the players' ratings from the victory on Saturday.

Who will replace Stam? - The candidates

Now Stam is finally out the door, the looming question is who is going to save us and get us out of this mess? We assess 12 of the potential candidates for the Royals hot seat

Stam gone - so what next?!

The surprising news came through this morning that Jaap Stam has finally left the Royals, due to our dreadful form of one win in 19 games - but what's next with eight games to play?

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Jaakkola0%
Gunter0%
Ilori0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Edwards0%
Evans0%
Clement0%
Aluko0%
Bodvarsson0%
Barrow100%
Sub - Bacuna0%
Sub - Smith0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures

Vital Football Comment