Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott: We showed belief

McDermott: We showed belief

Reading manager Brian McDermott has said its just another three points as they picked up a momentus victory over West Ham yesterday.

In many fans eyes, this game would be crucial and would speak many words in the terms of the promotion race. The 4-2 victory over the Hammers was a historic one, which has seen the Royals extended the gap to four points ahead of third place. Goals from Kaspars Gorkss, Noel Hunt, Ian Harte and Mikele Leigertwood were enough to seal the win at Upton Park.

McDermott told the official RFC site: 'I thought we showed real belief, quality and resilience. We don't talk about pressure, we just talk about doing our best in every game. You can't look too far back or too far forward. We enjoy it, it's important our players do the same at a place like this. We've come out on top, absolute credit to the lads.'

'Our fans will be proud of the players today, I am sure. Everybody is playing for each other, there's such a good spirit around the group. Not just those who are playing, everyone in the squad, even if not travelling, we've got a really good bunch. Staff prepare the team really well and everything we need to do to get performances, we are getting.'


Reading are now firm favourites with Southampton to go up automatically. However, it is crucial to emphasise there is a long way to go yet in this promotion war with six games left to play. The Royals still have to face the Saints at St Mary's, while West Ham have tough games coming up against play-off contendors Brighton, Birmingham and Hull.



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday April 1 2012
Time: 4:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Stam being linked away with Hammers move

It was probably going to be touted sooner or later, but Jaap Stam is being linked with a move away from the club.

Nine Royals called up for international duty

It's that unfortunate time of year where international football takes priority, but eight Royals will be jetting off to play for their country this week.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi51%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Obita0%
Williams0%
van den Berg0%
McCleary0%
Swift0%
Beerens0%
Kermorgant12%
Sub - Grabban0%
Sub - Popa25%
Sub - Oxford12%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football