Carrico to wait for Royals debut
"Daniel will train tomorrow fully with the squad for the first time and then we'll have a look next week," McDermott said of the 24-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield.
McDermott is hoping to rest some of his first-team players against Crawley with relegation-threatened Reading having played three games in seven days.
" Pavel Pogrebnyak's been playing that lone role up front and has worked so hard for the group.
"There's a possibility we might make changes but it's a game we want to win."