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Adkins praises four-goal Reading after first win in charge

Created on May. 04, 2013 3:30 PM EST

Reading manager Nigel Adkins has praised his side's effort in his short tenure after their 4-2 win over Fulham on Saturday.

Adkins has only been in the job since the end of March, with the victory at Craven Cottage his first in charge of the club. Hal Robson-Kanu's double and further goals from Adam Le Fondre and Jem Karacan gave Reading all three points, with Bryan Ruiz on target twice for the home side. 

The result left former Southampton manager Adkins happy with how his new charges have taken on board the way in which he wants to play the game.

"The attitude and application of the players since I joined the club has been first class and again [against Fulham] we've seen another steady progression in what we've wanted to do over a short space of time," said Adkins.

Having already being relegated from the Premier League, Adkins has urged his team to build on the impressive four-goal display against Fulham in their remaining top-flight games. 

"To score four goals away from home in the Premier League is no mean feat," he said. 

"We've got that winning mentality back among ourselves, which is important, and again it's the progression of moving forward that we're looking to build on.

"It's down to the players and the hard effort they've put in, buying into what we're asking them to do and they're certainly working hard and they want to take it on board."

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