Reading manager Brian McDermott was delighted to see owner-to-be Anton Zingarevich in the crowd as his side saw off Burnley 1-0 to rise to third place in the npower Championship.

Zingarevich's consortium, Thames Sport Investment, is set to complete a reported £40million takeover of the Berkshire club next month, and the clash with the Clarets was the first time the Russian tycoon has watched the Royals in action since the deal was announced in January.

"It's good for him to watch the game, have a look at the stadium and the training ground and what we're about really," said McDermott.

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