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Reading vs Leeds United: Pre-Match Quotes

It's just a few hours until kick-off at the Madejski where the Whites travel to tackle Reading. If you missed them then you might want to catch-up with yesterday's interview with an away fan and match preview.

There's no doubting it today...we will really be up against it. Missing players through suspension and injuries plus Reading are on a title charge. I saw a tweet last night saying that Snoddy could be one of those players missing through injury, I really hope that is false.

Anyway below are the two managers thoughts ahead of the game, Warnock has some nice things to say and McDermott sounds professional as ever. The pair have some nice words for each other too.

After the jump are the manager thoughts hope you enjoy! Later on we'll have the official Gamethread too!

Warnock told Leeds' official site:

"I want them to go up. For me, they are the best side in the Championship. They are organised, they have pace, power, and they have some quality players. They are what I would call a good Championship side and Brian McDermott has done a great job there.

I recommended Kaspars Gorkks who I had at QPR, and he took a few others off me that are great championship lads. They have the likes of Leigertwood, Kebe, Connolly, and McAnuff, they're a good side, and I hope they go up.

We're decimated, so it'll be interesting to see what we can do. There's pressure immediately afterwards as well because we have Derby at Elland Road on Monday.

If you look at our midweek record it's abysmal. I think we've won two in 12 months so you've got to put question marks about their application. I do find it frustrating because with six games to go we should be in the middle of it all, and we're not. That's the frustration for me."

Brian McDermott told The Reading Chronicle over two interviews:

"I know Neil quite well. He was really good doing the deal with Kaspar Gorkss when he was QPR manager and we've spent a lot of time talking. He also texted me before the play-off final last season so we've spoken a number of times. I really like him. He's a winner and he'll come to the Madejski stadium and have his team prepared.

You always know it's going to be difficult when you play against Neil's teams, they make life difficult for you. He won the league comfortably with QPR and his record is fantastic.

Leeds is the first of these six games and the Madejski is going to be a full house, we can't wait.

We're second in the league and we've put ourselves in a really good position. We're loving every minute of this."