Tabb hails McDermott role with Royals

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Reading winger Jay Tabb believes his side can make a major impact in the Premier League next season.

The former Republic of Ireland U21 international featured 19 times in the club’s Championship winning campaign, playing an ever-increasing role for Brian McDermott’s side towards the end of the season.

And, whilst enjoying the summer break as a second-tier champion, he admits he can’t wait to test himself in one of the best leagues in world football.

“It’s a great feeling to be a winner in the Championship because it’s such a hard division, and I’m just trying to enjoy it for the next few weeks before getting back to pre-season work,” he exclusively told GiveMeFootball.

“There were some big teams in the race for it last season, but we found some excellent form when it mattered and came out in the right place.”

Tabb was also quick to praise the efforts of McDermott, who stuck by the Royals after the disappointment of last season’s play-off final defeat to Swansea City at Wembley.

The 51-year-old manager was linked with the vacant position at Wolves towards the back end of the season, rejecting the chance to move to Molineux in favour of a stay in Berkshire.

His decision to remain at the Madejski Stadium was vindicated with an 89-point finish, and Tabb believes his boss possesses a special skill to get the very best out of his players when it matters.

“What can’t you say about the manager? He just has an ability to get the very best out of all of us, and makes everyone feel vitally important at the club,” Tabb continued.

“He managed to get us playing some really good football – particularly from Christmas onwards – and hopefully we can do the same next year in the Premier League.”

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