Reading legend Brian McDermott believed it was a 'fair point' in the side's 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers.

The Championship-winning manager returned to the SCL Stadium for the first time in eight months to co-commentate on BBC Radio Berkshire.

A Jeff Hendrick brace put the hosts into a two-goal half-time lead, but Tyler Roberts responded in the second half and the points were shared.

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Speaking after the match, the former Leeds United boss said: "In the second half QPR had plenty of momentum and got two goals. Paul will be disappointed, the players will be disappointed, but reflect back on the second half performance- it’s a fair point.

"What went wrong is that they didn’t get the penalty when they probably should have had it for 3-0. Then they score for 2-1 and all the momentum is with QPR. Reading stopped playing with the ball, probably sat too deep and didn’t defend when they needed to defend with the ball in the box. They’re the small details.

"You’ve got 46 games in this league. There’s only a chance today to win three points or one point, you got one point. There’s 60 points to play for, you can only get three against Stoke next week. At the end of it you look and say okay, it’s a point. You’re disappointed because it was 2-0, but that’s how this Championship is. You take a point sometimes and move on quickly.

"I don’t look at that and think we need to put it behind us, I take the point with the way the game panned out and when you look at it in the cold light of day that is a decent point because the game didn’t go the way it should have done in the second half.

"You’ll look at it and reflect on it tomorrow and say I’ll take that. It’s a point. I’d be saying in the dressing room that when you’re 2-0 up we need to be better on the ball, get up the pitch and try to get the third goal, but okay we’ll take it. Seven points from nine, we’ll take that. That wins you the league. That hasn’t happened the last three or four years. It was difficult to get a result at the Madejski back in the day in the Championship. It was a surprise when the opposition scored."

One of only two men to lead the Royals into the Premier League, McDermott now tours giving presentations on addiction and finding balance.