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Reading boss Brian McDermott promises fans a summer rebuild

Reading have failed to show any signs of progress since the return of Brian McDermott.

Reading boss Brian McDermott has promised a rebuild at the Madejski Stadium over the summer, and urged fans to stick by him and the team.

Speaking to BBC Radio, the former Leeds United manager talked about his goals during the off-season:

"Let's see if we can get a group of players together over the summer with a consistent level of performance. We'll try to make sure we bring the right players in and start to build something."

The Royals fans have been forced to endure an extremely disappointing campaign, as their side currently sit 16th in the Championship table, without a win in their last six outings in the league.

McDermott feels that consistency is what his side are missing, and aims to address that problem during the summer months:

"What we need is consistency. Have we had consistency since I have been back here or in the last two years? No. I see patches of improvement at times. I see times where we play really well and times where we don't. We need consistency and that's the bottom line."

Reading's season seems to be closing out with a whimper, and they head to Blackburn Rovers of the final day of the campaign with little resting on the outcome, apart from personal pride amongst the players.

There is obviously a lot of work to be done at The Madejski in the off-season, but the question remains as to whether Brian McDermott is the right man to bring success back to the Berkshire outfit.

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