Reading boss Brian McDermott admits he wants to be active in the January market.

The Royals need dramatic improvement to beat the drop this season.

"We are always looking for new players, that is part of the job really as a manager," McDermott said.

"Our scouting system is always trying to find players but we work with the players we have got and we don't talk about the players we haven't got.

"We will see what happens in January."