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McDermott likes to mix it up

Reading manager Brian McDermott has defended his team's style of play following recent criticism.

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Brian McDermott: The Reading boss does not think his team play long-ball footbal

Brian McDermott: The Reading boss does not think his team play long-ball footbal

McDermott insists the Royals have had to adapt to their situation, as they battle to escape the drop from the Premier League.

Reading have recently taken 10 points from a possible 15 and could move out of the bottom three with victory over fellow strugglers Wigan on Saturday.

"I can only talk about what I see and we play football the way we have to play. We don't see ourselves as a long-ball team," McDermott said.

"We're out there to watch. Everyone has their opinion on how we play.

"We know how we try and play; we try and get it down and pass the ball. If we have to go long, we'll go long.

"When Man United play they mix it up, they go short, they go long. That's what all the best teams in the world do."

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ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

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f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

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ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

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