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.

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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