We have to take responsibility, says captainClub captain Jem Karacan tweeted on behalf of the Reading squad last night, following the departure of Nigel Adkins yesterday evening.
He said: "On behalf of the players, I want to thank the Gaffer, Cros and Deano for everything they did here. They couldn't have worked any harder and earned massive respect from everyone here.
"Now, we as players, have to take responsibility to go out there and perform - starting on Saturday.
"On a more personal note, a big thanks to Nigel, who gave me the armband this season and I'll always be grateful for that. I have been more frustrated than anyone to not be able to be out on the pitch on a Saturday.
"I began training today with the first team and will hopefully be available for selection over the xmas games."