McDermott: 'No unrest' at Reading

  • Last Updated: September 19 2012, 10:33 BST

Brian McDermott has denied suggestions of unrest in the Reading dressing room following the Adam Federici Twitter row.

Adam Federici: Embroiled in Twitter row

The goalkeeper's girlfriend criticised McDermott on the social networking site after Alex McCarthy was preferred to her partner for Sunday's defeat to Tottenham.

The comments were seized on by angry Royals supporters, and her account was deleted shortly afterwards.

McDermott said: "I've had many issues at football clubs that have been kept very quiet, we've dealt with them and moved on.

"Sometimes these become public for whatever reason. You see it every day at other clubs, but generally you don't see it here. If it's out there then that's a shame.

"I've got no problem with the fans looking in, that's part of their business. I would understand the fans could think there is unrest, but there is no unrest around here, it's very simple.

"Adam Federici has done fantastic for me and I know him really well as a person and player. He works really hard, but things haven't gone his way so Alex has come into the team.

"The grey area was that I spoke to the head physio and he told me that Adam has an issue with his knee. Adam doesn't see it that way and he wants to be back fighting for his place."