McDermott enjoys right Royal show
Reading manager Brian McDermott lauded his players after an "incredible night" in which his side edged ever closer to the Barclays Premier League.
The Royals went top of the npower Championship at the expense of hosts Southampton after Adam Le Fondre came off the bench to score twice and fire his side to a 3-1 victory at St Mary's. Reading had taken a first-half lead against the run of play through Jason Roberts, although Rickie Lambert levelled moments after the break. "I thought it was an incredible night," McDermott said. "They are a good side, Southampton, especially at this place. They don't lose too many games here. "We had to hang on once they got back to 1-1 and had a 20-minute spell where we had to hang on. We made a substitution that was positive in winning the game and that is what 'Alf' does. "He is born to score goals. He got two chances and scored two goals."