Nigel Adkins: 'Reading are not down yet'

Reading's manager Nigel Adkins during the Premier League match against Southampton on April 6, 2013
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Reading boss Nigel Adkins believes that the club still has a chance of securing Premier League safety.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins has insisted that the club can still avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The Royals, who lost 2-0 to relegation rivals Southampton last week, prop up the table and are eight points adrift of safety with six games remaining.

Adkins has said that Reading can go on a late run of form to save themselves from the drop, in a similar manner which saw the club win promotion from the Championship last season.

"We are where we are in the league, let's not hide away from that. We face an uphill task but all we can do is focus on one game at a time," ITV Sport quotes Adkins as saying.

"We have to have the mentality of playing winning football and keep looking to the future. The momentum has gone against us with the run of results we've had recently, so we need to see if we can establish some momentum.

"Last season this club showed in the Championship that if you get the right momentum you can go the other way as well."

Reading host Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Reading's manager Nigel Adkins during the Premier League match against Southampton on April 6, 2013
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