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The Royals manager insists his side were good enough to deserve a point at the Hawthorns, but admitted that his players must improve on the ball if they are to succeed this term

Reading boss Brian McDermott insists his side deserved a point after being defeated at West Brom on Saturday afternoon.

The Royals went home defeated after Romelu Lukaku struck in the second half to seal victory for the Baggies and currently sit bottom of the Premier League table.

McDermott is adamant that his side must learn to keep possession more efficiently in order to produce positive results.

"The goal that we conceded was really disappointing from our point of view," he told Sky Sports. "To come away and not get anything is really galling but we have to move on now to our next game.

"For us it was more of a nil-nil game, I didn't think we did enough with the ball at times when we had it because I know we're much better with the ball.
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"It's just a case of getting a result. Keep going and doing the right things and not dwelling on what's gone on and going on to the next game.

"We wanted to try and come here and get a result and win the game so I just know that our players are better than we're showing at the moment and we will be better as the games come thick and fast.”

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