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Reading boss McDermott confident Federici will overcome disappointment

Reading manager Brian McDermott is supremely confident that Adam Federici will recover from his blunder on the weekend.

The Australia goalkeeper gifted Stoke City a 34th minute goal when he spilled Michael Kightly's deflected shot at the Madejski Stadium in the Premier League season opener on Saturday.

The Royals were able to pull the goal back to force a 1-1 draw thanks to Adam Le Fondre's late penalty and even though Federici was disappointed by his error, McDermott believes he is good enough to put it behind him.

"We all make errors. I make errors most days. He's a great character, he works really, really hard each and every day," McDermott said.

"He's a top professional and he's saved us many, many times, and he will do in the future.

"He was upset but that's part of life. You have to overcome your disappointments quickly and he'll do that."

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