Reading boss Brian McDermott comfortable with pressure after slow start
Brian McDermott is ignoring any pressure on him due to Reading's slow start to the season.
Last Updated: 30/10/12 12:31pm
The Royals are yet to win in the Premier League and find themselves third from bottom of the table after eight games.
Reports of a bust-up with Danny Guthrie around the former Newcastle player's omission from last Saturday's draw with Fulham have been dismissed by McDermott.
The Reading boss insists that spirits are good around the Berkshire club and that he is not worrying about his own position.
"I've been in this game 30-odd years and that's something I've never ever concerned myself about," he said.
"We're all working to get the same goal. We're all - absolutely everybody - on the same page.
"This is good pressure. We're playing in the greatest league in the world, we're playing in front of a full house, everybody at the training ground is working their socks off to have the best environment that we possibly can.
"Any manager in this league or any league is under pressure. We live our life under pressure."
McDermott faces his former club Arsenal in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night in a game you can see live on Sky Sports 2HD, and he has backed his opposite number Arsene Wenger after his sale of several high-profile players.
"It's never easy when you're selling your best players," he added.
"Van Persie goes, Fabregas goes, and to try to replace those is very, very difficult.
"But he's got a great knack of finding players. He's got Cazorla, who has come in and is a terrific talent."