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Reading FC Manager Brian McDermott On Oliver Norwood, Lack Of Cutting Edge And Fortress Madejski

Brian McDermott was understandably a very happy man after last night's 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest at the Madejski Stadium.

Matej Vydra answered to his critics to score the equaliser after Nottingham Forest scored late on in the first half to take the lead. Ollie Norwood scored a cracking winner to secure all three points for the Royals. Our unbeaten record at the Madejski during 2016 in the league continues.

McDermott told the official club website,

"He can hit them! That was a terrific strike!

"His performance was terrific. He's still a young guy, he's played 200 odd games, he can score, he can pass it, he can tackle and that role really suits him and we're all trying to find a way of playing as a team. And tonight, some of our football was excellent.

"We played really well in the first half but we got knocked back with them scoring just before half-time. But I was delighted with the way we came back again - it was a good three points and we were good value for the win. We certainly deserved it.

"It was ridiculous we went in 1-0 down, how we went in behind at the break I do not know! We created countless chances, they scored, but kept going and we turned it around to win 2-1.

"It was the same story on Saturday at Bolton - we had 75% possession in that game and we could have scored three or four before half-time, but one goal settled it. One of these days we're going to score early and score four or five goals in a game!

Speaking about the unbeaten run at the Madejski Stadium in 2016, McDermott said:

"But I'm delighted we've won it tonight. I've always known the Madejski to be a difficult place for the opposition to come to and we want to get some momentum going here. We've got seven points from the last nine and we're tying to move forward.

"It's a shame the season is going to come to an end in seven games' time. But the best way to move forward is to win games and we want to create this feel good factor again here - that's what we're looking to do."