Date: 27th November 2011 at 3:40pm
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Reading manager Brian McDermott has shown his delight at the result at Ipswich yesterday, despite admitting the performance wasn’t at its best from his team.

Two injury-time goals from Alex Pearce and Noel Hunt won it for the Royals, as it appeared Brian McDermott’s side were to go down 2-1 as added time approached but the Royals came out with the three points.

McDermott told the official RFC site: ‘With this team and group of people we can score late on. It’s part of my character [to go for it], at 2-2 there’s a big difference between one point and three.’

‘I felt the win was just rewards after a couple of games in which we felt we played well but didn’t get the results. Did we deserve to win this one – who knows – but the players kept going, and showed real quality to get back into the game.’


The Royals have already accumulated a few comebacks this season against Derby and Coventry but the most notable being at Bristol City, where from 2-0 down with 30 minutes remaining Reading came back to win 3-2.

McDermott and his squad will now move to Tuesday nights game against Peterborough United, who are the second top scorers in the division behind league leaders Southampton.

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