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"A warm reception"

17 September 2013

Adkins on McDermott return

Royal boss Nigel Adkins is expecting an excellent reception for predecessor Brian McDermott when he returns to Madejski Stadium on Wednesday night with Leeds United.

Adkins hailed McDermott for his efforts and achievements during his time at the club, but says that once 8pm comes around the only focus in his mind will be on registering all three points.

"I'm sure Brian will get a warm reception, he should do for what he has done at this football club," Adkins said after Sunday's game with Brighton.

"But as soon as the whistle goes we endeavour to win the game of football, and that's what our focus will be on on Wednesday night. Everyone will find out this season that every game you play is going to be challenging, and this week is what the Championship is all about.

"We know it's going to be a good game for both teams, but it's one that we want to go and build on from a point and another clean sheet, and see if we can improve on our performances."

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