The Madejski Stadium

Next Game

Reading v Millwall

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 20:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Madejski Stadium

Last Game

Reading 3 - 0 Fulham

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

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

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

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

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

P

lease let this happen. I'll have it as a birthday AND Christmas present if that will help.

de gea bar
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Premier League: Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard contract talks ongoing

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea, with talks ongoing over a contract extension.

Daley Blind backs Louis van Gaal's brutally honest approach at Manchester United

Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's brutally honest manner is good for team-building.

Premier League: Manchester United winger Angel di Maria delighted with Old Trafford bow

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria was delighted with his Old Trafford debut after the 4-0 win over QPR.

Mail Box

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

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