BBC Sport - Brian McDermott: Reading manager 'uses bench to win'

I use the bench to win - McDermott

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."

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