Royals are not out for revenge
BRIAN McDermott has paid tribute to "humble" Michael Laudrup and insisted Reading are not on a revenge mission at the Liberty this weekend.
McDermott's Reading side head across the Bridge looking for a first win of the Premier League campaign after clinching the Championship title last season.
Their last meeting with Swansea was the 4-2 play-off final defeat at Wembley 16 months ago — but McDermott is adamant that game will not be in Reading thoughts tomorrow.
"It's a game of football — I'm not into revenge," said the Royals boss.
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"Swansea did fantastically last year and we've done what we've had to do to get to the Premier League.
"I was proud of the performance at Wembley. The time wasn't right for us then, but it was last year."
McDermott, who succeeded Brendan Rodgers at the Madejski, admits he likes what he has seen from Swansea's new boss.
"I like the manager there and everyone in the world knows who he is," he added.
"At a meeting we had recently he introduced himself to me and I thought, 'I know who you are'.
"It was really respectful and he seems like a humble man, I like him."
Swansea say there are still some tickets available for tomorrow's game after Reading did not take up their full allocation. They are on general sale at the Liberty ticket office.