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Reading team overhaul for 2016-17?

Discussion in 'Reading' started by daib0, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. daib0

    daib0 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
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    BBC Sport

    Brian McDermott: Reading manager to assess youth prospects before summer

    Reading manager Brian McDermott will take a look at the club's youth players as he sets about building a first-team squad for next season. The Royals lie 14th with six Championship games to play and away trips to Middlesbrough and Leeds ahead.

    "We have to make sure we're playing with motivation and that the players are ready to play for the shirt," McDermott told BBC Radio Berkshire.

    Defeat by Birmingham on Saturday was a first at home since December. McDermott began a second spell as Reading manager before Christmas and, despite a run to the FA Cup quarter-finals, he has seen his side drift away from the Championship's top six.

    The former Leeds manager will aim to watch the club's under-21 and under-18 sides as much as possible before the end of the season.

    "I need to know who we've got," he said. "I've watched all the under-21 games since I came back. I need to know how they're doing, who's able to play in the first team and who isn't."


    looks like Brian is going to stamp his authority on the club this summer as he undertakes a new season from the beginning this time ... and he's a man manager and motivator so in theory I like what I'm reading!

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