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McDermott defends Kebe's Reading attack

Reading manager Brian McDermott has defended Jimmy Kebe's criticism of the club's recruitment strategies, insisting it is a sign of passion, not disharmony.

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Kebe, 28, lashed out at Reading owner Anton Zingarevich, suggesting that the Royals failed to take advantage of the summer transfer window.

"We are in big trouble," the defender said. "We should have bought some decent players in the transfer window. We are a good Championship team trying to compete in the Premier League, that's it."

It is believed that McDermott will be given at least £5million to sign two or three players in January, although he agrees with Kebe's valuation of Reading's transfer activity.

"What it shows is that Jimmy Kebe, like every other player here, cares," McDermott said. "He really cares, we all care. Jimmy cared last season when he signed a new contract. He wanted the club to get promoted, which we did.

"Jimmy Kebe loves his football, he loves this club, he loves working for us. He's very much part of what we're trying to do here. The owner cares, the chairman cares, I care, the fans care, Jimmy Kebe cares. All our players want the club to do well, first and foremost.

"Let's hope a 'good Championship side' can get the points we need to get to wherever we need to get to. I'd like to think that we have enough decent players and that we can get the points we need. Time will tell on that.

"The summer's gone and there's nothing we can do to change what happened. All we can do is affect what happens now."

McDermott is hoping to capitalise on the funds provided to him, although he is still confident Reading can emerge from their relegation scrap.

"Our current squad could be strong enough to get us out of trouble, we will see in May," he said. "We'll see if we can add players in January - sometimes you add a couple of players and that freshens things up.

"It helps to make the rest of the squad better as well, so that could definitely be a good thing for us. I honestly thought the squad in the summer would do okay, but we'll have to find a way of getting results. We can do it, but I've always had that view."

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