He said: "Ollie's a great lad. Some of his play was excellent. He can score, he can pass, he can tackle."
Reading currently sit comfortably in mid-table, and this was the Royals second win in a row as they look to gather momentum for the start of next season, with promotion to the Premier League a realistic goal under the stewardship of McDermott.
The Berkshire side re-appointed their former manager in December 2015, and he has achieved an even split of six wins, six losses, and six draws in his 18 league games.
The former Leeds United manager gave Norwood credit for scoring the winning goal in their comeback victory over the East-Midlands outfit:
"It was a fabulous shot from him, a great finish. And he's still only young. He's got a lot in front of him. He'll be looking forward to the Euros and will be going there in good form."
The 24-year-old Manchester United academy graduate has already made 29 appearances for his country.
Reading host Birmingham at the weekend before travelling to the Championship's form team - Middlesbrough, as they look to build on their winning run.