Brian McDermott: Reading 'nearly at full strength' for FA Cup quarter-final

Manager Brian McDermott says most of his Reading squad will be available to face Crystal Palace in their FA Cup quarter-final.

The 54-year-old told BBC Radio Berkshire he could welcome back Paul McShane, Hal Robson-Kanu and the FA Cup's leading goalscorer, Matej Vydra, to Reading's starting line-up on Friday.

The Reading manager also said that he has provisionally picked his side for Friday's tie.

"I didn't know it before [Tuesday's defeat by Huddersfield] but I would say I've got the team in my mind," he said.

BBC Sport