Reading: Brian McDermott says mistakes offer chance to learn

Brian McDermott says he would "never discourage" Reading players from making mistakes as they offer an opportunity to learn.

The Royals squandered a 3-1 lead against Charlton on Saturday, before Deniss Rakels's dramatic last-minute winner salvaged a 4-3 win.

"We made mistakes on the day, but that's great because you learn from mistakes," McDermott, 54, told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"If you do make mistakes, you're in the game, trying to make things happen, and I want the players to do that."

BBC Sport