McDermott celebrates as Reading seal promotion
A jubilant Reading boss Brian McDermott celebrated his "best moment in football" as the Royals sealed promotion to the Premier League.
A Mikele Leigertwood goal 10 minutes from time earned Reading a return ticket to the big time four years after they were relegated. The victory, combined with West Ham's draw at Bristol City, ensures Reading of a top-two finish. They sit three points clear of Southampton with two games left to play in the title race. "This is my best moment in football. My worst was on the pitch at Wembley on May 30 (last year's play-off final defeat to Swansea)," said McDermott. "We are in the Premier League now and I can celebrate for the next two months. I need to get away for a while in the summer and have a break. "It was the most important three points we have got this season because it has seen us over the line. I don't know how I am supposed to be. I had the worst summer last season after losing the play-off final against Swansea but this will be a good summer. "I didn't actually know the West Ham result until after our game had finished but I sensed it from the way the crowd was reacting. It's really strange. It doesn't seem real at the moment and it doesn't feel as if it is happening to me."