Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits it was a "painful day" for his side as they went down 2-1 to Reading.
Reading boss Brian McDermott was full of praise for his side after they claimed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.
Newcastle have now lost four of their last five and Alan Pardew feels the team need reinforcements during the transfer window.
Brian McDermott was delighted with Reading's comeback after sub Adam Le Fondre scored twice to earn Reading a victory away at Newcastle.
Adam Le Fondre came off the bench to score twice and earn Reading a 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James' Park.
Brian McDermott says Danny Guthrie can turn Reading's fortunes around - just months after a bust-up between the pair.
Alan Pardew is focused on getting Newcastle to 40 points ahead of one of their most important games of the season.
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