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Royals: 'We deserved a point'

Reading's Hal Robson-Kanu is tackled by Stoke's Andy Wilkinson (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at the Madejski Stadium, Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Brian McDermott admitted it was vital Reading snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat on their Barclays Premier League return against Stoke today.

The Royals looked destined for a 1-0 loss at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon before Adam Le Fondre's last-minute penalty rescued a point.

With trips to Chelsea and Sunderland next up before the international break, McDermott was delighted to avoid the prospect of going into the next home game in a month's time yet to get off the mark.

"It's a strange thing to say but, psychologically, it's important that we got that result today," he said.

"We know we can compete. We've done that today - there's no doubt about that.

"So it's important to get a result and we have got a result today."

McDermott added that the team deserved the point in his post match press conference. Click below to watch it.