At least Reading boss Nigel Adkins can count on one fan - his Mum!

In a buoyant mood at a press conference yesterday he revealed it was his mum providing the words instead.

Adkins said: "My mum said to me the other day: 'I have heard something about that relegation record, but you know what, it just occurs to me you seem to be making history at whichever club you have been at, so maybe this is the next one to do it at'.

"We are in the Barclays Premier League and we want to remain here. Everyone has worked extremely hard to get in this position. We have to be efficient in everything we do to give us a chance to win games."