McDermott hails role models
Royals boss praises Federici and Roberts
Last Updated: February 20, 2012 8:45pm
Adam Federici: Reading keeper praised by manager Brian McDermott
Reading manager Brian McDermott believes Adam Federici and Jason Roberts are the perfect examples for his young players to follow.
The Royals are currently vying for promotion from the Championship and McDermott is hoping the younger players in his squad can emulate the duo.
If the rest of his squad lead their lives in the pair's image, McDermott is confident success will follow at the Madejski Stadium.
"I've known Feds (Federici) since he first came over here. He works really, really, really hard and he practices so much. He practices every single day," he told the club's official website.
"He lives his life right, everything he does is about him being as good as he possibly can and he's a good role model for the other players.
"Then you've got Jason Roberts who is exactly the same, and if you have people like that at your football club you have a real chance to succeed and to do something."
Meanwhile, McDermott believes his squad deserve more praise for their excellent recent form.
"We've got such an honest bunch who have a real determination and desire about them - they don't get the credit they deserve," he continued.
"Our players showed so much courage. The whole team, the way they died for the cause, it was second to none. We will always put our bodies on the line."