Criticism shocks Royals manager
Published: 28 Feb 2013 09:5512 comments
Reading were beaten 3-0 on Saturday and McDermott was barracked by supporters from the sidelines.
However, Royals boss hit back at the boo boys this week and was quick to remind them of the giants strides the club has taken in the past decade.
Speaking exclusively to the Reading Chronicle, he said: "The majority of our fans are fantastic. They understand the heritage of this club and where we have come from.
"I would say that in the last 10 years or so, Reading Football Club has known nothing but success.
"I bet clubs like Leeds United and Portsmouth would love to swap places with us right now, and there are plenty more clubs in that boat."
The Wigan defeat was Reading's third straight loss in all competitions, leaving them one point from safety in the relegation zone.
McDermott added: "I understand the crowd will be unhappy when you lose a game, but all I know is that everything went against us on the day, it really did.
"A few fans sitting behind the dugout were getting on to me during the game which was unusual. I didn't react to it but I was a little surprised if I'm honest.
"It doesn't bother me in the slightest but I must stress it is not helpful for the players."
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