While insisting that his players have performed well in recent weeks, Adkins admits that he is relieved by seeing them defeat Blackpool.
"The last few results have gone against us and although we've played some good football in those games, it's all about results," he told the club's official website.
"But the players have responded to that really well. We've scored three goals, kept that all-important clean sheet and we've got three points on the board."
Reading are back in Championship action this Saturday when they travel to Blackburn Rovers.