Boss on late win over Leeds
Adam Le Fondre popped up with a winner with practically the last touch of the game, and the Royals kept going until the very last moment to get their rewards.
Adkins said, "It's great that the supporters are going away from the Madejski jumping up and down because it feeds that feeling, the euphoria everyone goes home with.
"Alfie did what he's done so well for a long time here coming off the bench, you won't get a later winner that that! It's also our third clean sheet on the bounce, it's building that momentum.
The Royals had a number of players who deserved credit for their performances, and the boss firstly singled out Hal Robson-Kanu, who played as a central striker and caused a real threat.
He said, "I thought Hal had a super game up front as that striker, he was strong, powerful and looked a massive threat. He gave us an an 'out' against a big side, secure balls and win balls for us. That was really pleasing."
He continued, "In the middle of the park Danny Guthrie drove the team on and wanted to get on the football and make things happen.
"Stephen Kelly came in and played right back for the first time this season, he had a good game. It's about utilising the squad, for example Hope Akpan got an opportunity when Jem went off."
The Royals could have won the game earlier as we had some good opportunities, particularly from set plays. The boss commented, "We need to be more ruthless with the chances we're creating but as you rightly say it's a good three points and puts us back in the race.
The win gives the Royals 12 points far this season, and takes us up to seventh in the Sky Bet Championship table.