BBC Sport - Brian McDermott: Reading manager 'uses bench to win'
I use the bench to win - McDermott
- From the section Football
Reading manager Brian McDermott tells BBC Radio Berkshire that he always calls upon his substitutes bench in an attempt to win games.
The 54-year-old was asked whether the second-half introduction of Deniss Rakels, who assisted the Royals' winning goal against Rotherham on Tuesday, was decided by tactics or instinct.
"It was gut instinct on Tuesday, because I felt we needed to win the game," said McDermott, whose side face Charlton on Saturday. "I've tried to win games from the bench throughout my career."