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Boss: It could've been more

28 January 2014

Adkins delighted with 5-1

Royals boss Nigel Adkins was very pleased to secure another stylish home victory with a 5-1 home rout against Blackpool - and admitted we could well have scored more.

Adam Le Fondre bagged a second hat-trick in two home games, while Pavel Pogrebnyak also slotted home and sub Hal Robson-Kanu got the pick of the bunch from long range.

There were plenty of other clear chances; away 'keeper Matt Gilks denied Robson-Kanu with a superb save and also kept out a Jobi McAnuff effort, while the skipper also saw one deflected narrowly wide, Craig Cathcart very nearly scored an own goal and Le Fondre dinked just past the post in search of a fourth, such was our dominance on the night.

Adkins told Reading FC Player, "It was a good night, really enjoyable for the supporters, we scored five good goals and it could have been more.

"Alfie's hat-trick was top drawer, he's a finisher and he's added a lot to his game, he is working so hard with Pav.

"The way Pav broke through for his goal was great, and Hal came off the bench to score, it was a good all-round performance."

The victory makes it three wins in our last four games, and the boss is pleased to strike up a positive run of results.

He said, "There's been a consistency in our performances, we played well at Ipswich at the weekend and could easily have won, and before that we had the seven against Bolton and the win at Watford.

"The players have got their just rewards tonight. We conceded to a great strike, but overall we've had a really good defensive shape, which starts from the front. Then we've showed quality on the ball when we've got it.

"I must say, tonight there was a great atmosphere, the supporters were with us again, let's go and enjoy the second half of the season, anything is possible from there."


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