McDermott aiming for Reading to kickstart season after victory over Everton
McDermott said: "Everyone was saying 'You haven't won, you haven't won' and that can play on people's minds and I obviously know that.
"But all you can do is concentrate on playing the game, enjoying the games and then the results will come because I know with the group we have got there was never any fear that they couldn't do it.
"Obviously it is a relief, I'm just so pleased for the players tonight, that has been coming for quite some time.
"Certainly as the manager it (the winless streak) is not relevant, all that is relevant is the points you have got on the board."