Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Reading

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Madejski Stadium

Last Game

Reading 3 - 2 Millwall

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 20:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Gunter hails Adkins' impact

Reading defender Chris Gunter has praised new boss Nigel Adkins for raising spirits at the Premier League strugglers.

Last Updated: 19/04/13 at 14:31 Post Comment

Chris Gunter: Reading defender has hailed the impact of Nigel Adkins

Chris Gunter: Reading defender has hailed the impact of Nigel Adkins

The Royals are rooted to the bottom of the table and facing an immediate return to the Championship following one season in the Premier League.

Adkins took over at the Madejski Stadium last month and has yet to win in his first three games in charge, but they recorded a goalless draw against Liverpool last time out.

Gunter has been impressed by Adkins' impact so far and believes the long-term future looks bright under the former Southampton manager.

"Normally if you are at the bottom of league and things haven't been going particularly well you would often find the mood and spirit and everything like that is quite low," Gunter told Sky Sports.

"But it's strange because the new manager has come in and there's a really good feel about the place and everyone is really positive.

"It is obviously a difficult situation, but since the new manager has come in he's been amazing and he has done everything that's been needed to lift us up and look to the future.

"We just need to try and win as many games as possible. You are never quite sure what is going to happen and we have still got a number of points to play for.

"But I think the main thing is in the long-term making sure his ideas are brought across to everyone at club and whatever happens we are going to be a better squad and better club for it."

Interview courtesy of New Era Global Sports

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Europa League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Partizan banner

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan fans.

Europa League: Everton open Group H campaign with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

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