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Boss on 'steely resolve'

30 August 2013

Adkins ahead of Yeovil task

Manager Nigel Adkins has called on the Royals to show what they are capable of this weekend when they travel to Somerset to take on Yeovil Town.

Tuesday night's disappointing Capital One Cup exit has been firmly put to bed, and the manager is keen for a swift and positive response on Saturday.

"We expect the players to go and take responsibility. We have had a meeting about it. What we've done is talk about it, and we're quickly moving on to the next game," said Adkins.

"Actions speak louder than words and we've got to make sure we're pulling in the same direction. We've got to make sure we've got our supporters on our side - we've got to go down there and make sure we get the three points.

"Everyone knows what's required at the weekend and we've got to have a steely resolve about us."

Over 2,000 Royals supporters will be backing Adkins' men on Saturday, having snapped up the maximum allocation, and the manager is determined to make them proud.

"Both sides will be looking to win the game of football, so it should be a good game. It will be a good atmosphere, we're looking forward to seeing our fans in their numbers behind the goal making a lot of noise - and I'm sure the Yeovil supporters will be making a lot of noise which will make for a good atmosphere.

"It's been a challenging start to the Championship for them - as it is when you get promoted. But they'll be looking to get the three points at the weekend. But we know that we've got to go down and make out supporters proud.

"We've got to make sure that we impose ourselves into the game, but ultimately we've got to get three points."

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