The Royals have collected four points from their last two matches as they look to defy the odds and secure another season of top-flight football.
Despite the congested festive fixtures, McDermott named an unchanged side for the last two games, a goalless draw against Swansea and a vital 1-0 success at home to West Ham, and will not be frightened to stick with the same XI at White Hart Lane.
He said: "We are used to playing so many games from the Championship so it isn't really relevant to me. They love playing so we are getting results and sticking with the team, that is how I do it.
"At the moment we want to pick up points, that's what makes people happy around here."
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