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McDermott ecstatic with 'gutsy' performance

McDermott ecstatic with 'gutsy' performance

Reading manager Brian McDermott has spoken of his praise for his side's dogged performance against Millwall, which saw them come from a goal behind.

Former Leeds striker Andy Keogh broke the Royals' fantastic defensive record, of not conceding for nearly 500 minutes, within 16 minutes of the match. However, Hal Robson-Kanu replied on the verge of half-time with a superb striker and substitute Adam Le Fondre grabbed the points with 15 minutes to play.

McDermott told the official RFC site: ''It might not have been the best-looking game to watch but, for me, it was a fantastic performance on a tough pitch to play on. The way we kept going and the guts that we have shown today. And that is the word I'd use - complete and utter guts.'

'I knew that was going to be a different kind of game to the ones we've had in the last two games against Burnley and Middlesbrough. I watched their game at Burnley, they were very good and made it difficult for Burnley - so to come here today, off the back of their result, it's a fantastic result for us.'


The 50-year old also described Robson-Kanu's sublime volley as one of the best goals he has ever seen. The victory was Reading's sixth in a row and keeps the pressure firmly on West Ham and Southampton in the promotion places. McDermott's side will now move to Tuesday night's game against financial-troubled Portsmouth.

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Date:Sunday March 4 2012
Time: 4:00PM

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