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Adkins inducted

9 April 2013

Manager in WPL Hall of Fame

Reading manager Nigel Adkins has been officially inducted into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame.

Adkins enjoyed a hugely successful spell with Bangor City, joining their playing squad at the start of the 1993/94 season, before becoming player/manager just two months later after the departure of Paul Rowlands.

His first campaign saw City clinch the Welsh Premier League, before absolutely dominating the division in his second year in charge - scoring 96 goals and winning the title with a nine point lead over their nearest opponents.

The Citizens twice qualified for the UEFA Cup under the tutelage of the current Royals boss. 

He was named the league’s Manager of the Year in 1994 and 1995 and in August 2012 became the first manager to manage in both the Welsh and English Premier Leagues as he took his Southampton side to take on Manchester City.

Nigel was officially inducted on Friday afternoon - in an interview with former striker Marc Lloyd-Williams, who enjoyed a particularly fruitful spell as one of Adkins' first signings in Wales.   

You can watch the interview and induction here thanks to Welsh Sports Show 'Sgorio'. 

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