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Redknapp on the Royals

9 April 2013

Pundit predicts good future

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Nigel Adkins is the right man to bring success to Reading Football Club, according to football pundit Jamie Redknapp.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder was at Madejski Stadium for the televised match with the Saints on Saturday, appearing as a pundit for Sky Sports for the lunchtime kick off.

The Reading FC Player cameras were on hand to talk to Redknapp, who gave his views on the Royals, Nigel Adkins, and the match against his former club Southampton.

"They came up against a very good side in Southampton - they look like a team who are enjoying playing football with each other. On the flip-side it looks like a difficult time for Reading.

"But you've got to keep going, they owe it to the fans. The fans are fantastic here and they get right behind the team. There's still six games to go - mathematically it can still happen but I think Nigel Adkins might be thinking about next season; the players he wants to keep for building for next season.

"A lot of the key decisions just didn't go their way. It was debatable whether it was a penalty on Robson-Kanu. It just didn't go their way and football is like that sometimes."

And Redknapp pointed out the prosperous infrastructure the Royals have in place to succeed in the future with Nigel Adkins at the helm.

"I think they've got the right man. The important thing is that you get ready for next season. If you look at the stadium and the facilities here you see it's a Premier League club. They'll be looking to bounce back as soon as possible and they've certainly got a man who knows his way around that division.

"It's so important to build from the Academy and get young players through - you can bring them into the team and obviously they can be worth a lot of money in the future."

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