Adkins' learning tool
New manager Nigel Adkins will not brush off Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal, he will use it as a learning tool in the club's development under his tutelage.
Away at the Emirates is among the very toughest games in the Barclays Premier League, but the boss will not put it to one side, and has already spoken to our players about lessons learned and areas of improvement.
He said, "We want to improve so we won't brush off Saturday, we'll learn from it and analyse it.
"You don't hide away from things, we'll talk about it then work on it."
Reflecting on the match he said, "We wanted something from the game but we didn't get it. If you don't have the ball it's harder to create chances and Arsenal kept it very well.
"I think we realise we need to win more than just 3 or 4 games. But we'll take it one game at a time. You have to work through the process of how to win games. Against Arsenal you know they'll have a lot of possession, against other teams it will be different.
"We'll keep together, keep united and sing from the same hymnsheet. I've joined Reading Football Club in the Premier League and I want to manage in this division."