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28 March 2014

Manager looks to Huddersfield

Nigel Adkins have revealed that there was a frank and honest assessment of Tuesday’s defeat to Barnsley, and the Royals are determined to respond this Saturday.

Huddersfield Town are the visitors, and the manager is keen to vanquish any worries about recent home form.

“We debriefed the game, a lot of lessons were learned from it and a lot of home truths came out, we’ve got a togetherness to put it right,” said Adkins.

“It does frustrate us, we want to have good home form, we highlighted at the start of the season for us to be successful we need to pick up points at home. Our success rate and pass accuracy was only 64% against Barnsley - it was not good enough. But we’ve had a good meeting this morning, we will all be singing off the same hymn sheet at the weekend.

“I think our supporters have been very patient and I think that they’ve been good in that manner. I’m sure there are several other clubs we could talk about where the fans have been more nervous, I don’t think they are that way at Reading. They really want the players and football club to do well.”

Naturally the Terriers will be looking to disrupt such plans, and despite a 1-0 win at the John Smith’s Stadium earlier this season, Adkins is more than aware of the challenges they will present.

“They play some really good football, they pass the ball well, they interchange formations – we talked about that when we played them at their place. They do that well, but we’re at home and looking forward to the game. Mark has a team that have an adaptability in their shape and a good potent strikeforce, they bought some good up and coming players in the latest transfer window that can score goals. It’ll be a challenging fixture.”

To watch the manager's full interview on Reading FC Player click here. 

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