Reading boss McDermott knows they must silence Chelsea whizkid Hazard
Hazard is expected to start against the Royals.
He said: "Everyone in Europe knew what a talent he was going to be. How old is he? Just 21? He's incredible.
"It seems like he's a good lad and is going to handle the physicality of the League no problem. I gather he's said he isn't frightened of being kicked out of the Premier League, but you can't do that now anyway.
"Going back to when I played you could, but in this day and age, thank God, there isn't a place for it. Make one tackle now and you get booked. In a way that's why the flair players thrive and that's a good thing."