West Brom boss Clarke full of respect for Reading's McDermott

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has great respect for Reading and their manager Brian McDermott.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has great respect for Reading and their manager Brian McDermott.

The sixth-placed Baggies will be looking to bounce back from their 3-0 reverse at Fulham – their first defeat of the campaign.

“Reading is a good club, well organised from top to bottom,” Clarke told the WBA website.

“There is a really good structure and Brian McDermott has been there for a long time and knows the club inside out.

“He’s done a fantastic job to get them into the Premier League having suffered a real heartbreak in the play-offs the year before last.

“To get them up the way he did in the manner he did was a great achievement so they will be tough opponents.

“They’re a strong team, they’re aggressive and they like to put you under pressure."

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