BBC Sport - Brian McDermott: Alan Pardew played special role in Reading rise

Pardew vital to Royals rise - McDermott

Reading manager Brian McDermott tells BBC South Today about his affection for Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew.

McDermott, 54, worked under former Royals boss Pardew for three years, after being appointed chief scout in 2000.

Championship club Reading host Premier League side Palace in the FA Cup quarter-final on Friday.

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