Relegation can be learning curve for Reading says Adkins

Nigel Adkins never wants to experience the feeling of being relegated again after Reading were dumped from the Premier League on Sunday.

Nigel Adkins never wants to experience the feeling of being relegated again after Reading were dumped from the Premier League on Sunday.

The 0-0 draw with QPR at Madejski Stadium doomed both clubs to the Championship and now Adkins is determined to turn that feeling around and produce an immediate fightback from the Royals by getting back to England’s top flight as quickly as possible.

"I said to the players in the dressing room that it's not nice getting relegated and I never want to be in that situation again," Adkins told Sky Sports. "We've got to bottle that feeling.

"We've got another game coming up next weekend against Fulham and two more games after that. We've got to put ourselves in a situation to keep progressing as a football club.

"We're going to be a Championship football team so what we've got to do is give ourselves an opportunity to get back in the Premier League and learn the lessons quickly from this season so we're in a position to be equipped to get back in the Premier League and to give ourselves the opportunity to finish higher than we have done this year."

Adkins said that the Reading Football Club had learned some priceless lessons this season which he hopes they can use going forward.

"We've got a nice bunch of lads who work hard. It's a great football club and we have to rebuild and get ready for next season,” he added.

"There is an opportunity to do that already and the mindset is we're looking forward to next season. The lessons we've learned from this season are invaluable."

 
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