Adkins: Lessons to be learned

Nigel Adkins wants Reading to learn the lessons from this season after relegation to the Championship was confirmed following a 0-0 draw with Queens Park Rangers.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 17:24 Post Comment

Nigel Adkins: Looking forward after Reading's relegation from the Premier Le

Nigel Adkins: Looking forward after Reading's relegation from the Premier Le

Reading needed to win at the Madejski Stadium to keep their survival hopes alive, but the result condemned both clubs to the drop from the Premier League.

Adkins, who only took charge of the Royals in late March, was disappointed to suffer relegation and is demanding a positive response from his squad.

"I said to the players in the dressing room that it's not nice getting relegated and I never want to be in that situation again," Adkins told Sky Sports. "We've got to bottle that feeling.

"We've got another game coming up next weekend against Fulham and two more games after that. We've got to put ourselves in a situation to keep progressing as a football club.

"We're going to be a Championship football team so what we've got to do is give ourselves an opportunity to get back in the Premier League and learn the lessons quickly from this season so we're in a position to be equipped to get back in the Premier League and to give ourselves the opportunity to finish higher than we have done this year."

Asked if there were things he would have done differently since taking charge, Adkins replied: "When you look at it, there's been a good progression.

"We want to play winning football. Today both teams came out with different ways to win a game of football, but unfortunately it's ended up with a 0-0 scoreline which didn't help anybody.

"We've got a nice bunch of lads who work hard. It's a great football club and we have to rebuild and get ready for next season.

"There is an opportunity to do that already and the mindset is we're looking forward to next season. The lessons we've learned from this season are invaluable."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Cardiff captain Steven Caulker to have QPR medical

Cardiff defender Steven Caulker is having a medical with QPR, Sky sources understand.

World Cup: FIFA corruption findings delayed until September

The report into alleged corruption of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids has been delayed for several weeks.

Transfer news: Hearts sign striker Osman Sow on two-year contract

Hearts' eighth summer signing Osman Sow is looking forward to getting them back into the Scottish Premier League.

Mail Box

Defending Spurs' Transfer Spending...

Liverpool have been accused of 'doing a Spurs' this summer, but one Spurs fan argues that the club's business last year shouldn't be viewed in a negative light...

Setting United Up Like The Netherlands

One Mailboxer is getting excited about how Louis van Gaal may set up United, whilst we have thoughts on Lahm, Zaha, Chelsea, the new season and 'winning the window'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property