Reading boss Brian McDermott was delighted to see Pavel Pogrebnyak on the scoresheet in their friendly win over Crystal Palace.

The Russian struck in the 2-0 win.

"It's important to get your first goal. He was unlucky first half, made a great run and Danny Guthrie played him in but he was unfortunate just to knock it over. We'll save them for the League though. Both strikers worked really hard, and we got Noel and Churchy some game time as well, it's important to get people on the pitch," McDermott told the club's website.