Danny Guthrie has taken a swipe at former Reading manager Brian McDermott.
Guthrie claimed McDermott had his favourites, some players were â€śguaranteedâ€ť their place in the starting line-up and things are â€śalready betterâ€ť under new boss Adkins.
Former Newcastle midfielder Guthrie, who joined Reading on a free transfer last summer, said: â€śI donâ€™t want to talk about anything in the past, I want to look forward now. Weâ€™ve got a new manager now and everything is looking a little bit better.
â€śI think some of the lads who were guaranteed a place in the past have to be a little bit sharper and for players like me itâ€™s a new chance under a new manager. It has a big impact on everyone.
â€śThereâ€™s always a buzz around the place when a new manager comes in. There was this week even though Arsenal is a difficult place to come. There will be again this week and weâ€™ve got an important home game (against Southampton) next week.
â€śI donâ€™t know if there were favourites under Brian McDermott, but there were players who played every week. When a new manager comes in, itâ€™s a fresh start for everyone.
â€śItâ€™s been a while for me. It was a difficult 90 minutes for me but just happy to be playing again. Iâ€™ve not really spoken to the new manager, he just named the team and I was in it. I was just happy to be in the starting XI.
â€śI want to get some games under my belt, start helping the team get some results because weâ€™re running out of games. We need some back to back wins. That would make all the difference.â€ť