Salako has faith that Readingâ€™s policy of taking on rough diamonds will come good.
He told getreading: â€śAkpan has come in and given some real solidity in midfield.
â€śHe looks a talent. I saw him a couple of times at Crawley and I spoke to Steve Coppell about him.
â€śCoppell has always been brilliant at finding hidden gems. Thatâ€™s one of his strengths. That is what Reading has been built on.
â€śNow they are looking for that next generation of players that will be here for a while.â€ť