Everton legend Peter Reid believes Reading are already down.

Reid doesn't believe Reading have the quality to arrest their slide which has seen Brian McDermott sacked as manager this week.

"The guy who comes in is going to find himself facing a really difficult one," he told the Daily Express.

"It isn't disrespectful to say they were always going to have a battle and it is credit to the job Brian did that they are still even in with a chance. Bottom line is are they good enough? I'm not sure."