Reading caretaker forgets his position

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Reading caretaker boss Brian McDermott admitted he forgot to ask chairman John Madejski about his own position after the club's stunning 2-1 FA Cup third-round replay victory over Liverpool.

The Championship strugglers fell behind to Ryan Bertrand's own goal, but an injury-time penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson brought them level before Shane Long's extra-time header secured the club's first victory at Anfield.

McDermott, the former Arsenal player, said: "The chairman came into the dressing room after the game and he was overjoyed. And I forgot to ask him about my job. But everyone knows that I want the job permanently, we will just have to wait and see what happens."

He added: "I am just pleased for the club. It was a terrific performance. And I'm especially pleased for our fans who travelled up for the game in some terrible weather.

"We deserved the victory, I felt we were unlucky to be 1-0 down at the break, we had played some great stuff and created several chances and could have been two or three ahead. I feared that we would be over-powered and over-awed by the occasion. But we did really well."

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