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McDermott ecstatic with Pogrebnyak deal

McDermott ecstatic with Pogrebnyak deal

Reading manager Brian McDermott is very pleased to be on the verge of signing striker Pavel Pogrebynak, praising owner Anton Zingarevich for his part in the deal.

The 28-year old forward was visited by Royals owner Zingarevich at the Russian's Euro 2012 training camp in Ukraine, in an attempt to lure Pogrebnyak to the club. It will be McDermott's second signing of the summer, following the transfer last month to secure a deal for free agent Garath McCleary.

Speaking to the Reading Chronicle, McDermott said: 'Without Anton's influence on this one I don't know if it would have happened. Anton spoke to the player and did a great job. I believe he is a 'Reading' player in that he works very hard for the team. He's a team player and he can also score goals.'

'We owe Anton for that and I'm sure all his efforts will be worthwhile. We've got a meeting about his work permit next week but we don't anticipate there being too many problems. All we've got to do is dot the i's and cross the t's. Pavel has committed to us and we're committed to him.'


The former Stuttgart striker failed to agree a new deal with Fulham at the end of the Premier League season, meaning he was free to talk to other clubs. All medical procedures and personal terms have been agreed with the Russian international, just a work permit needs to be agreed before the move can be completed.

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Writer:Josh
Date:Thursday June 28 2012
Time: 3:00PM

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