The Madejski Stadium

Next Game

Reading v Cardiff

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Valley

Last Game

Charlton 3 - 2 Reading

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Adkins wants three more in

Reading boss Nigel Adkins wants to bring three more players to the club before the transfer window closes on Monday night.

Last Updated: 30/08/13 at 16:30 Post Comment

Nigel Adkins: Wants three more players to bolster his squad

Nigel Adkins: Wants three more players to bolster his squad

Despite bringing in Wayne Bridge, Royston Drenthe and Danny Williams already, Adkins has seen many targets move elsewhere in what is turning into a frustrating summer for the 48-year-old.

The Royals manager has admitted that some deals he thought were concluded had fallen through at the last minute and says he expects a busy few days ahead as he looks to bolster his squad.

"There are three positions I would like to strengthen," he is quoted as saying by Get Reading.

"We've still got a few days left and a lot of business is done in that time.

"I still like to think we are going to improve the group."

His main priority this summer was to bring in a striker but saw targets Gary Hooper and Charlie Austin move to Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers respectively.

Adkins admits he would have preferred to get his transfer activity finished early this summer but understands that getting deals over the line is never that easy.

He said: "You have to understand what goes on behind the scenes.

"Maybe there are one or two deals that we had done that have fallen down for one reason or another, but you keep them private."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Manchester United's Radamel Falcao plays down talk of Juventus move

Radamel Falcao has played down talk of a summer move to Juventus and says he is fully focused on Manchester United.

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company