Reading boss McDermott: Aston Villa are massive club

Reading boss Brian McDermott is full of admiration for opponents Aston Villa.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is full of admiration for opponents Aston Villa.

McDermott insists although Paul Lambert’s Villa are languishing just one place and a point ahead of his promoted side, they are a squad more than capable of getting themselves out of trouble.

He said: “Clubs go in cycles. I remember in the 1980s when they were European champions and had fantastic players.

“They are a massive club. They have a young side now that work hard and have plenty of pace.

“They have a good spirit about them.”

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