UK time is: 18:52:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Royals boss reveals transfer misfortunes

Reading manager Brian McDermott has spoke out about his failed transfers at the end of the January transfer window, revealing that he missed out on big-signing's of Wayne Bridge and Keith Andrews.

Bridge was reportedly all set to join the Royals on loan after agreeing terms with the former England international. However, once Bridge heard of Sunderland's last minute interest, he was keen to stay in the Premier League.

McDermott told the Reading Chronicle: 'We spoke about Wayne Bridge and he went to Sunderland. I spoke to his agent and to Man City, I think we could have done it. We'd have paid a small percentage of his wages, but that's gone now, he made his decision and good luck to him.'

Andrews, 31, eventually moved to Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers. It was reported on the day before the transfer deadline day, he had rejected Ipswich's contract and was interested in a move to the Madejski Stadium.

McDermott also commented on the potential Andrews deal and added: 'I know Keith Andrews and his agent, we had a conversation but he had the opportunity to go to West Brom on a six-month deal in the Premiership.'

However, McDermott has been keen to reiterate that he is more than happy with his squad and admitting that loans won't be needed, despite missing out on two players on deadline day. Craig Mackail Smith was also a target he was keen to bring in.

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 February 5 2012

Time: 5:02PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Team news: Sheff Wed vs Reading (Friday September 19 2014)

Takeover 'finally' set for completion (Thursday September 18 2014)

Player Ratings - Millwall (H) (Thursday September 18 2014)

Cox scores winner in five-goal thriller (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Stats: Reading v Millwall (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Gaffer relieved to get win in thrilling game (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Reading 3 - 2 Millwall (Wednesday September 17 2014)

The Opposition View - Millwall (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Millwall (H) Match Preview (Tuesday September 16 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
Forest 4 - 0 Reading
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Watford 7 5 0 2 7 15
4. Wolves 7 4 2 1 4 14
5. Charlton 7 3 4 0 3 13
6. Reading 7 4 1 2 1 13
7. Derby County 7 3 3 1 5 12
8. Sheff Wed 7 3 3 1 3 12
9. Middlesbrough 7 4 0 3 2 12

Breaking League News

Holloway - End The Week On A High
Millwall : 19/09/2014 17:38:00
Howson And Hooper Are Back
Norwich : 19/09/2014 17:38:00
Skipper Calls For Defensive Improvement
Millwall : 19/09/2014 17:30:00
Woolford - Happy With Underdog Tag
Millwall : 19/09/2014 17:24:00
Holloway - We Deserved Something From Reading
Millwall : 19/09/2014 17:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Fulham game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 40%
Draw 10%
Loss 50%