Adkins was named new Royals manager on Tuesday.
â€œI went on a goalkeeping course at Warwick University.
â€œEdwin van der Sar gave a good talk and Eric Steele led it â€“ that was really good.
â€œI went on another course at (new national training base) St Georgeâ€™s Park where they had the guys over from Belgium talking about how their academy system has worked so well, and they have got players in the Premier League.
â€œI also spent a good time in Germany at Hamburg.
â€œThey were very hospitable.
â€œYouâ€™ve got (sporting director) Frank Arnesen and (former Chelsea coach) Lee Congleton there â€“ it was fantastic.
â€œI got full access, I saw all the training, how they operate. That was really good.
â€œIt was just great to see the whole set-up."