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McDermott Frustrated For The Fans

Brian McDermott was understandably disappointed by Saturday's defeat to MK Dons, which leaves Reading 14th in the league. Here's how he reacted to the loss.

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Consistency has been something that's been lacking over the past few years at Reading, and this season is no different. Brian McDermott after yesterday's 1-0 defeat against MK Dons told the waiting press that we have to find consistency.

He told the official club website, "It wasn't a good afternoon for us. I never saw us losing the game, I didn't think that for one minute. I certainly thought it was going to end 0-0 at the very worst, but we got done on the set play, as we did at Wolves and that's something we need to sort out.

"We have to find that consistency from within us and get the right results. We have to find a way to get a result in games like this and we didn't do that today" - Brian McDermott

"It's disappointing because we had nearly 3,000 people out there supporting us today. We spoke about the fans before the game and how important the fans are to us. For them to turn up in their numbers here - and some of those fans have paid an awful lot of money to follow us in three games within the last week. We have to have a cause to play for and those fans are why we're here, who we are playing for.

"And off the back of the Derby game, where we felt we should have won the game, we have to find a level of consistency. That is what we're trying to do at this moment in time. We have to find that consistency from within us and get the right results. We have to find a way to get a result in games like this and we didn't do that today."

Referee Charles Breakspear showed a yellow card to Kyle McFadzean which should have probably been a red card after he tripped Matej Vydra, but another decision went against us, with McDermott not too happy. He added: "He should have been off. Vydra is running away from him and it's a certain red card. There's no doubt about that.

"I've seen it back, he's actually going to take a touch inside to take him through one versus one with the goalkeeper. The referee may have thought he was going wide, but he wasn't. What's the point in talking to the ref, I just said it's a sending off, he didn't agree. That's it. No point in talking about it any more.

"And that's life, sometimes it can kick you. Their goalkeeper played well, he needed to because I think if he didn't, we would have won the game.

"We're creating chances which is important, we have to keep putting ourselves in those positions and we have to start scoring them. It was a 1-0 game and I thought we would do it. Unfortunately we haven't. They've kept a clean sheet, they've got a 1-0 win. They'll be happy, we're disappointed.

"I want us to go out there now and play again. But all we can do now is start preparing ourselves tomorrow for the cup game against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night."