UK time is: 09:41:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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




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:Sunday January 8 2012

Time: 5:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

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)

Cardiff (A) Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

Key man watch: Peter Whittingham (Friday November 21 2014)

McCleary ready to play (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Opposition View - Cardiff (Thursday November 20 2014)

Akpan set for surgery (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Derby to pounce on Royals striker? (Tuesday November 18 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
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 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

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 09:19:00
LUFC Redfearn left frustrated
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 09:00:00
Reds In 10m Move For Redmond
Norwich : 23/11/2014 08:50:00
LUFC Redfearn - Penalty decision was a joke
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 08:39:00
Huddersfield 0-0 Sheff Wednesday: A game to forget
Huddersfield : 23/11/2014 08:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

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