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McDermott Re-Starts With Victory

21 December 2015
By Hob Nob Anyone?

A breath-taking volley from Danny Williams after eleven minutes provided returning manager Brian McDermott with winning start, ending Reading's disappointing run of four consecutive defeats. The return of the charismatic McDermott was clearly well received by the home fans as he emerged from the tunnel to be greeted by a cluster of photographers and a roar of approval.

With the gloom of recent events lifted Williams' early goal gave the Royals the momentum they needed to arrest their slide down the table and hold on for a much needed win. It is too soon to assess how things will go for the rest of the season but already there is a more positive buzz around the club.

Blackburn are not an easy side to beat, this being only their sixth defeat in twenty-two games, but Reading were the better side and deserved their win. McDermott opted for a basic 4 4 2 formation drafting in Quinn at left back with both Obita and Taylor injured. Williams goal aside, there was little to choose between the teams in the first half.

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