UK time is: 17:53:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Brian: Our shape was much better

Reading manager Brian McDermott said he witnessed an improvement from the defeat against Wigan last week against Villa, but says his side need to be more clinical in the final third.

The Royals were on the back of a second straight defeat in a period of four days as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa last night, thanks to Christian Beneteke's goal ten minutes from time. It was a very uneventful game at Villa Park, with both sides looking destined for a relegation battle come the end of the season.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McDermott said: 'The boys are gutted but we have to keep going. Again the first goal proved crucial and they got it, it's frustrating to lose another one late on. I thought the shape was much better than on Saturday, I didn't think we were going to concede but then we let in a late goal.

'It's important the fans stick with us and try to get us over the line, to get a result from somewhere, hopefully on Saturday. We want some momentum having lost the last couple. We'd beaten Everton which was a great day but the last two haven't been great. In the first half I thought it looked like we were going to go on and win.'


The jury is very much out on the former Slough Town boss. It's all a matter of who you blame for this current failure, is it the inability of the current players or is it Brian's outdated and ineffective tactics? One thing all Reading fans can agree on is that January can't came quick enough, but under whose management?

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:Wednesday November 28 2012

Time: 4:18PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Blackpool (H) Match Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

The Opposition View - Blackpool (Friday October 24 2014)

Team news: Reading vs Blackpool (Friday October 24 2014)

Several play in training ground friendly (Thursday October 23 2014)

Defensive loan targets - Part 1 (Thursday October 23 2014)

Adkins reflects on another loss (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Bournemouth v Reading (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Bournemouth (A) Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 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
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 0 - 3 Derby County
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16
15. Leeds Utd 13 4 4 5 -3 16
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12

Breaking League News

Big clash at the Riverside
Middlesbrough : 24/10/2014 17:47:00
Karanka confident of team
Middlesbrough : 24/10/2014 17:39:00
Brighton v Rotherham (Preview)
Brighton : 24/10/2014 16:57:00
Ball Supports Symons
Fulham : 24/10/2014 16:40:00
Fulham v Charlton - It`s On The TV!
Fulham : 24/10/2014 16:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Derby game
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 11%
Draw 10%
Loss 79%