UK time is: 20:01:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Brian looking at positives in defeat

Reading manager Brian McDermott has admitted he side played better than they did against Spurs last week in their defeat to West Brom, but is concerned at the lack of chances created.

The former Slough boss witnessed his side lose their third straight Premier League game, thanks to a 71st minute winner from Romelu Lukaku at the Hawthorns. Despite having a fair share of the ball against Steve Clarke's side, the Royals failed to create any clear cut openings for their strike force.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McDermott said: 'We have to take the positives. We were better than we were against Spurs, but I know we are better with the ball than we're showing at this moment in time. We need to create more chances, be braver with the ball and have more touches in and around their box.'

'This league is unforgiving. Alex McCarthy played well in goal, but he didn't have a chance for the goal - we should have blocked the shot. I know they hit the post in the first half, but there wasn't much in it and they will regard that as an ugly win. We wanted it to be an ugly win that went our way.'

Wiki page: Brian McDermott

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 September 23 2012

Time: 4:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Sheffield Wednesday (H) Match Preview (Friday January 30 2015)

Reading bid for Danish international (Friday January 30 2015)

Team news: Reading vs Sheff Wed (Friday January 30 2015)

Royals midfielder told to find new club (Thursday January 29 2015)

Samuel departs on loan (Thursday January 29 2015)

Clarke: I want to sign a forward (Thursday January 29 2015)

Clarke gives honest reflection (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Stats: Millwall v Reading (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Royals frustrated in Millwall stalemate (Wednesday January 28 2015)

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
Millwall 0 - 0 Reading
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
Reading 2 - 1 Norwich
Brighton 2 - 2 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 26 9 5 12 -6 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32
18. Reading 27 8 7 12 -11 31
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Rotherham 27 6 11 10 -10 29
21. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26

Breaking League News

Team News: Cardiff v Derby
Derby County : 30/01/2015 20:00:00
Redmond Returns Home
Birmingham : 30/01/2015 19:57:00
Blackpool v Brighton (Preview)
Brighton : 30/01/2015 19:52:00
Stick or twist
Blackburn : 30/01/2015 19:50:00
Team News: Blackburn v Fulham
Blackburn : 30/01/2015 19:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 36%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 17%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 47%