The Madejski Stadium

Next Game

Reading v Cardiff

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Valley

Last Game

Charlton 3 - 2 Reading

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott admires Graham

Brian McDermott is aware there is a lot of interest in Swansea City forward Danny Graham as he looks to strengthen his Reading squad, while he says there is work to do to clinch a deal for Australian Tom Rogic.

Last Updated: 04/01/13 at 09:41 Post Comment

Danny Graham: Linked with Reading and Brian McDermott is a fan

Danny Graham: Linked with Reading and Brian McDermott is a fan

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Graham is seeking showdown talks with Swansea over his future as he has not been playing regularly in the Premier League this season, and both Reading and Norwich City are understood to be tracking his situation.

McDermott has been aware of Graham's abilities for some time and has been impressed by the way he has progressed over the years.

"He's Swansea's player and I think there is a bit of interest in him. He's scored a couple of goals lately in the league," McDermott said in The Times.

"I've known Danny since he was at Carlisle. He's another who has developed over time."

Another player on McDermott's radar is playmaker Rogic, with Central Coast Mariners revealing earlier this week that discussions between the clubs were going well.

McDermott was interested in the 20-year-old last year, but is hoping to overcome work permit problems this time around.

"It's not done yet, far from it. We have to speak to Tom and we will see. If we agree, then we have to get a work permit," he explained.

"We felt he was a good prospect a year ago and it's the same now. He was here for two or three weeks this time last year and we got turned down on a work permit. If it goes that far again, then hopefully we can get him in.

"There's good video coverage of him now and people at an appeal would be able to see that. Has hasn't actually been playing football for that long. It's a bit like Shane Long, he didn't play until he was 14 and had been playing Gaelic football and hurling."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Roy Hodgson urges English goalkeepers to grab chance to shine

England boss Roy Hodgson has urged goalkeepers across the land to grab their chance to shine to fill his injury gaps.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company