BBC Sport - Reading: Jaap Stam proud of side despite 'cruel' play-off final defeat

Stam 'proud' despite Wembley defeat

Reading manager Jaap Stam spoke of pride in his players despite their Championship play-off final defeat against Huddersfield.

The Royals failed to gain promotion through the play-offs for a sixth time as they lost 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw at Wembley on Monday.

"I've been there myself as a player, but if you get into the final then they're there to be won," he told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"It isn't going to be easy to do the same job again (next season), but we're going to be working very hard to do that."

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