iPro Stadium

Last Game

Derby 0 - 3 Reading

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Madejski in confident mood

Sir John Madejski is confident Nigel Adkins can lead Reading back to the Premier League, although he admits he had reservations about the former Southampton manager when he was hired to replace Brian McDermott.

Last Updated: 01/05/13 at 14:55 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Madejski also thinks promotion to the top flight last summer may have come too soon for the club.

"In many ways it was, not a relief, but at least we know now we are going to be in the Championship next season, so now we can start building the team over the summer," he told Sky Sports News.

"We have a new manager in Nigel Adkins and he has his plans. He has been working with the team for a month or so and he knows exactly what he is going to do.

"Although I wasn't totally enthusiastic about it at the start, it was absolutely the right thing for Anton [Zingarevich, club owner] to bring him in when he did and now he knows what he has got to achieve during the summer months and get Reading to put the show on the road come August.

"Hopefully we can fight and get back into the Premier League next season."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Footer 365

Steve McClaren set to be removed from Derby role on Friday

Steve McClaren is set to leave his post as Derby manager later on Friday, Sky sources understand.

World War II bomb found near Wembley but play-offs will go ahead

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been discovered near Wembley but the play-off finals will still go ahead.

Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers says he expects Raheem Sterling to stay at the club despite transfer speculation regarding his future.

Mail Box

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

England Have Four Proper Good Players...

Let's see if you can guess who they are, according to one mailboxer. we also have lots on Raheem Sterling and some views on breaking down defences and...

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